Although I've known my Mum was unwell for a while and I more knew she had some memory based difficulties getting the diagnoses yesterday has left me really shattered. The consultant says she has Alzheimers, I've already got a lot of information and I know the furture looks pretty grim. I lost my Dad about 18 moths ago. He was aware Mum was developing problems but to be hnest he must have been doing a lot more than we realised to support her, because since he's gone we have realised jusr how forgetful etc she is. My dad had asbestos related lung cancer, and I am in the middle of submitting a claim for compensation in relation to that. We are also half way thorugh moving up to my Mum's, we are selling our house and buying hers as it is a council house then with the profit we are building a self contained granny annexe for her so we can look after her. We would not have been able to afford to extend our current house. I have a disabled husband and both my children are disabled too. I know I have the strength to get thorugh this, because I nursed my dad, and althoughmy children are a lot better now in years gone by we have had some terrible times with them and thier illnesses, so I have the iner strength. But I know how much I have cried in the past how much I hve hurt and I really don't want to hurt and cry that much again, yet it is heppening already all I have done today is cry. I know it's early days and I know I can contribute to this site in a far more positive and mutually supportive way, so please bare with me as I get used to my new burden and allow me a few days of tears.... thankyou.