My mum has alzheimer's disease. She is 57 and lives with me, my husband and my 19 year old brother. I work three long days a week so my brother looks after mum while i am at work. mum seems to becoming more and more dependant on me and cries every time she knows i am going out and then when i have gone. i have a carer who comes in for 45 minutes when i am at work to help with washing, dressing, breakfast and tablets but she hates that too and we have more tears. she has recently become obsessed with how long the tv programme is going to be on for. she has very limited concentration now so trying to keep her amused is really hard. she won't go to a day centre at the moment but is tentatively considering it. she always looks so sad and i just feel helpless. does this ring any bells?