I really struggle evey day to believe this is happening to us my mother is the most fantastic person in the world. We found out she had EOAD last year just after losing her dad to cancer , she is 55. I have 5 children who she has had much to do with and love her soooo much. Her last specialist appointment revealed she has 3-5 years, HOW CAN THIS BE????? Most days she is fine, others she is midly confused, but her doc said he didn't want to elude us. She had to give up her work as a civil servant and take early retirement. Is EOAD more degenerative? Mum asked my brother how long did she have to live and he said 10 years (she was gutted) she asked me and i said rubbish, she 'd be around forever I'm lying to her is this right? Her influence on me is ......undescribable!! The best birthdays, easter bunny , father christmas(until i was 11) happy holidays, cuddles, understanding and sooo much love. These things are eating away at me . She was always tolerent of my friends they all called her mum, she dealt with so many issues alone. She was the best Brown owl, Sunday school teacher, Rainbow leader, (what more can i say) Just such a positive influence in people's lives. I JUST DON'T GET IT She lost Her Mum young her husband and her dad WHY WHY WHY??? Life seems unfair.