Hi, my mum is an 82yr old widow who lives on her own. she has a well kept clean and tidy bungalow and is very independant. However, over the last couple of years me and my sister have become increasingly worried about her short term memory loss. The most obvious thing we've noticed is the amount of shopping she buys. Her kitchen cupboards and fridge/freezer are full to bursting point and are full of things she doesn't need. i.e 10 tins of tomatoes, 5 jars of marmalde, 10 packs of bicuits, in other words everything in excess. She goes out shopping 2 or 3 times a week with a shopping bag on wheels and fills it up regardless of whether she needs it or not and it's always the same things she buys. We've tried telling her to make a list and check her cupboards before she goes out but she get really angry and tells us to mind our own business and that she like to see her cupboards full. Me or my sister go round every month and have a clear out, trying not to offend her. We've tried telling her she's getting a little forgetful but she just denies it and says there's nothing wrong with her and to mind our own business. We've also noticed that she tells you the same things at least 5 times in the space of ten minutes and can't always remember what day it is. We've tried to persuade her to go to the doctors on the pretence that she needs an MOT, but she won't hear of it and said she'll go herself when she's good and ready and that we've to stop interfering. As you can imagine we're getting really worried about her. My sister has phoned the doctors surgery to see if a Dr could come out and see her at home but was told by the receptionist that this wasn't possible as it wasn't an emergency. Can anyone please give us any advice what to do next - it would be greatly appreciated.