We thought she was just slipping a little and having problems with blood sugar control, but soon realized that her impairment was greater than I thought. She just got the diagnosis of dementia/early alzheimer's last week. She lives alone 40 minutes away from me. I have 2 home aides that each have a 4 hour shift working with her right now. As an only child, I am trying to make plans and be as prepared as possible. She is very independent and will not consider coming to my house. The diabetes adds a very dangerous component to an already challenging disease!