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Registered User
Jul 5, 2005
My dad was diagnosed with AD 3 yrs ago, and is already late stage 6/early stage 7.
My four siblings and I share care for him, some do days and others of us do nights.
Mum cared for him on a daily basis til last July when she took Ill, and sadly passed away just after Christmas.
Reading through some of the postings here has helped me to form the opinion that I am not going mad, nor am I as selfish as I though, i.e. putting dad into day care on occassion just so that we can have some time to ourselves.
Any way Dad starts respite for 2 weeks on Sunday next, and I fly to Spain on holidays for two weeks on SUNDAY NIGHT. :)


Registered User
Oct 23, 2003
West Sussex
Dear Lady, welcome to TP. What a wonderful bunch of kids your Dad has! Theres not many do turn and turn about like you do. Have a lovely holiday, keep posting, love She. XX :)


Registered User
Dec 11, 2003
Tully, Qld, Australia
Dear Lady,

I join with Sheila in welcoming you to TP. Many members will envy you having such caring siblings - it's very rare. Your father is in the best of hands!

Look forward to hearing more after your holiday.

Best wishes,



Registered User
Oct 9, 2003
Birmingham Hades
Hi Lady
who says the old family values are gone?
Not with a family like yours.I envy you.
Have a good holiday talk later