Dear All My Father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease 2 years ago and his condition has rapidly deteriorated. He no longer recognises my Mum, his children or grandchildren and is totally dependant on others to do everything for him. This has had a devastating affect on the whole family and to see him succumb to this cruel and horrible disease is so distressing. I'm so glad that I've discovered this site, as it's comforting to know that you are not alone, and that we're all going through the same thing. Reading so many people's experiences has helped me come to terms with what's happening. I'm sure most of you on this forum are aware of the link: http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/AlzheimersDrugs/index.htm - to either email or write a letter to your MP about NICES's decision on Dementia Drugs. I've also come across another link, which is campaigning for the same thing, to go to the 10 Downing Street website: http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/alzheimerdrugs So far over 2,365 people have signed this petition and the deadline is 10th January 2008. Please do have a look at these links and help this good cause, as this disease has affected so many of us. Many thanks for viewing this post. Pat.