Hello all I have just joined this forum so I'm saying hello. My mum was diagnosed with AD last March...on the same day I had a baby so you can imagine it was somewhat fraught in our house. She lives 300 miles away and I am obviously always worried that I am not spending enough time with her but the two boys and the workaholic husband, not to mention the job and the rennovating the house, are all clamouring for attention (me! me! no, she did you a minute ago - my turn! no, the dishwasher's had you for two minutes, you've got to do me now! Get off, Tax Return, it's Sainsbury's turn now. Mummy, stop reading a story to the electric meter man, read one to me and then let's make buns'). Would say I was spread very thin but the Creme Egg fix has rendered that unlikely. She is very, very upset and angry (my mum, I mean) obviously. Why oh why didn't they just tell her she was getting on a bit (70) and everyone else was in the same boat? As soon as they said the A word she just felt her life was over and has been very depressed and down since, despite the good things in her life (lives in nice house, with best friend, has lots of mates, enough money, adores grandchildren and children, otherwise fit & well). Or am I being bad to say that she was happier off not knowing, given that there's not much they can do about it? Thoughts?