Hello all you experienced caregivers. I'd like to know how different peoples alzheimers journey went. How long you loved ones suffered? How long did it take them before they were in oblivion and did realise the had the disease? Was it incredibly painful for them? My mum is in her third year of mixed dementia. She has been struggling for some time because she's aware she's lost her memory and is devastated! Shd still puts on make up everyday and chooses lovely clothes bug memory has GONE. Im so sad for her and just want her journey to be easy and as stress free as possible. Do some people remain 'stable' foe many years? Or is it inevitable going to esculate rapid? Would love to hear your experiences.