We met with Hospice today (wonderful organization) as well as strong friends coming to say good bye. Alzheimer's has turned Mom into a petulant child. Inappropriate responses. Needing the attention on her. Constant babbling. I am trying to give Dad the dignified end he so desperately wants while controlling his unruly 6 year old wife. I was with them for 12 hours today and have never been this wired/exhausted in my life. I am thankful that she is so emotionally removed from the situation, but it's difficult to see her behavior not understood by my niece and nephew (16 and 12). Thank God and all that is holy that my son is here for my dad and me. He is our strength right now and I would be lost without him.