My mother has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimers, she is only 56 and it is so cruel that having cared for so many other people throughout her life she now faces this illness herself. I have lived some distance away from my parents for a couple of years now, but since the diagnosis I feel I need to be closer to them to provide all the support and company I can. I just see them as being so isolated and lonely. I moved away to be with my partner who's family, job and future plans are all routed in the area we now live. I just don't know if I can commit to a future living such a long distance away when the support both mum and dad will increase greatly over the years.