hello I am new here, have found it interesting reading all the other messages. My mum is in her mid-sixties and has been suffering with Alzheimer's for around 5 years (although diagnosed less than 2 years ago). She has declined very rapidly and although Dad is still looking after her at home she has turned quite angry and violent in the past couple of weeks and I don't think he will cope much longer (nor do I feel he should have to on his own). She cared for her mother in the same situation (although granny was older), it just seems so unfair. It's good to know there are people out there who understand.