I think my sisters diagnosis is staring to sink in! I don't feel like I fit anywhere, as she has downs syndrome too and that has a big effect on the progression of AD. She had been put between early and middle stages and we have been told that she has 5 year 7 max. Some days she seems like the happiest person I know others she is withdrawn and quiet.She chokes on every meal and drink and has had a few falls which we are told were siezures. She had been really excited about my family moving back to cornwall to be nearer, then thought we were on holiday. How long before my lovely sister dose not know me, or I her. She is my big sister and is only 35. Diagnosis was about 4 weeks ago, the day after moving house ,and day before going on holiday. Felt like I had to keep a grip for everyone else. Talking about it all is hard. There are so many questions i want answers to, but I scared of the answers. Feel like I'm grieving. but i can't really cry. i thought I could find support here but feel like I'm in over my head when i read the reality of how cruel ad is. and I cant offer anything in return. prehaps its too soon to be here. But I dont feel I have anywhere else to turn.