I joined the forum a few weeks ago. I was a carer for my mother in law who was in the early to middle stages of Alzheimer's. I took her to her post diagnostic support group a week Tuesday gone. Physically she was in great health and enjoyed the class immensely. Half way through the class she took a amassive stroke. Right in front of me, with no warning. She died the next day in hospital. I am totally heartbroken and still in a state of shock. I can however find comfort in the fact that this dreadful disease did not get the better of her. Her worst fear was needing care and not recognising her loved ones. She is now back with the husband that she lost 34 yrs ago today.