When I first was diagnosed I came onto this forum and someone always had a footing to her posts which said ' When you have seen one person with Alzheimer's you have seen one person with Alzheimers. I realise more and more how true that is. Cognitively I seem unchanged except for a complete inability to work with numbers. I can join in debates, teach, write etc etc. Using any sort of technology is a real struggle and getting worse. Sometimes I struggle to work out how a pair of trousers goes on. My spatial awareness is so compromised I have to use a walker because any change in floor covering looks like a step or a hole and I fell all the time. In our previous home I could describe accurately how to turn on our ancient gas fire, but my hands wouldn't do it. It was if the link between my brain and my hands was severed. Even worse there is no link between my need to go to the toilet and my recognition of that need. I manage well with my phone alert and family and friends reminding me to 'go' but I also have diverticular disease and the humiliation of what can happen when I have a flair up is awful. I know that 'my' alzheimers is untypical because I also have a couple of fissures in my brain from head injuries during a road accident and this has complicated my condition. Today it all seems too much. I have always believed that the best way to cope with this disease is to be positive and to be open. Today Switzerland and Dignitas seems an enticing option. Sorry dear friends but if I can't howl here where can I howl.