I have just joined the forum today hoping to be able to get some comfort knowing others are dealing with similar issues. OMG it's depressing. I have read some threads and can't believe this can go on so long and get so bad. Am I naive or what? People tell me my mum is deteriorating even when I think she's doing pretty goode. Some days I see that myself but she's nowhere near as bad as some that I have read about. Is this what lies ahead? Are there stages?