Hi Everyone Just wanted to get a few things out really............ Dad isn't doing too well at the moment. Last time I saw him, my husband thought he was doing really well, (which he was) but it turns out it was the best day for months. I know I'm talking to lots of people who have been through all of this, and maybe I should be grateful that the progress has so for been slower than I had anticipated, but I can't help getting upset at how things are. Knowing that my wonderful, intelligent Dad has now got carers helping him to get dressed, is totally unable to tie his own shoe laces (which I have just successfully taught my 5 year old to do), forgets to eat, can't change channels on the TV, can't read, and his eyesight (or rather vision) is failing more and more........... He's even stopped going for walks into town which his one bit of independence of which he was proud (the reason for this remains a mystery, my Uncle thinks that something happened but not sure what). He goes to bed when it's dark (a bit of a problem in the winter), and I confuse him when I phone. I can't imagine what it must be like for him during his days, he used to be constantly busy with work. How cruel a situation for a 53 year old man. I wish my daughter's fairy wand were real........... I know there's nothing anyone can do or say, just wanted to write it down. Thanks for listening, Kate x.