Born in Warwickshire, moved to Staffordshire when I married in 1966. Now full time carer for my husband who was diagnosed with Alzheimers 7 years ago. He now has a memory span of just two minutes and needs 24 hour care. Most days are bad days but we manage. It is great when we can laugh together. UPDATE -August 2012. My husband is now in a nursing home as his disease has advanced and he needs more professional care than I can give. So sad but as a family we have to do what is in his best interests. He has settled and is content, we can ask for and expect no more.