Hi! I've been reading posts on here for a few weeks and found them really useful. Thought it was time to introduce myself. I don't really know if I count as a carer - my mother lives in an OAPs bungalow with a warden and I live about 45 mins away - the closest of her three children. My older brothers are able to pop in as thye both work near her, and I pop i as well. She is at the stage where she has forgotten certain people, but luckily no-one she sees regularly, her appetite it totally different - loves cakes, sweets ice cream and eats them all the time now, always repeating herself, having nightmares and all the usual forgetful stuff. I am phnoing morning and evening to check in, and visiting every day. Brothers are probably going once a week each but havce helped loads with all the appointments she has. If I hadnt been reading TP I think I would have gone under the last few weeks. When I talk to anyone in the family about Mums symptoms thy explain them away and I feel like they are saying I'm exagerating them or even lying. Today I feel loads better though but I desperately need people who understand to talk to as some of the paranoia etc can be so upsetting and shocking especially as she can be so normal and lovely a lot of the time. Sorry for the long rant, I only meant to introduce my self!