Hello, My mum is 59 and has advanced stages of Alzheimers. She was first diagnosed around 4 years ago. We managed to care for her at home for two years or so, during which she would visit day centres. We then had to have help through carers which would sit with her before and after the day centres before my Stepdad got home from work. We then had to make the difficult decission that she would need to have fulltime care in the form of a care home. We managed to find (care home name removed as per our T & Cs) in east Peckham which provided her with superb care for over a year, unfortunately as her condition worsened she had to be placed in a hospital so that she could be assessed and her medication could be altered. She has now moved into a unit for younger people in Hailsham. This is obviously a very brief description of the events over the past four very difficult and emotional years. The one thing that I have found upsetting is that this cruel disease seems to have alienated my mum from a lot of her friends and even family. I have recently lost a close family member to Cancer and people rallied around to see her and spend time with her as the illness progressed and I have found the complete opposite with my mum. Sorry for the first post rant but I am interested to hear other peoples experiences (both sufferers & family members). I have lived this illness through my mum for a good few years now and only recently have I come to terms wiht it enough that I want to talk about and share advice & experiences as it is such a major part of my life.