The fear of the unknown.....

What do you do when the person that gave you life, becomes a shadow of their former self?

How do you accept that one day they may look at you and not even realise who you are?

Memory loss, Dementia, Alzheimers in any form is a very cruel thing to have to face, when it hits close to home its difficult to understand and even harder to believe when your parent is still quite young and should be enjoying life with no worries in the world, for many more years to come!!

Have you been faced with a parent suffering one of these illnesses at any stage?  Did you feel like you needed to drop everything in your life in order to care for them and help maintain them at home for as long as possible?