My wife has Alzheimer's and I am her carer. I have read a lot about the disease but seen nothing to compare with the way my wife's illness has progressed. She has been sleeping or resting more each day. Now she is only active about 4 or 5 hours each day. Although this makes life easier for me it is very depressing and I wondered how many other carers have a similar experience. My wife is 70 and was diagnosed with the disease just over three years ago although in retrospect she had symptoms well before that time.