Hello everyone, sorry if I have posted this in the wrong section. I am not entirely sure why I am posting, I just need some moral support I suppose. My mum has recently been diagnosed with “early onset” dementia, specifies Alzheimer’s. She is 62, turning 63 in October. She is still waiting for an appointment at the memory clinic which is in a couple weeks. I am really struggling to cope as she is becoming drastically worse as the days go by. She lives at home with me, my sister and my dad (her husband). I am almost certain she is at middle stages. I have been researching dementia for the past year as I was certain she was developing it over a year ago, however we only just had her MRI scan and memory test and had it “confirmed”. She still remembers some past events and knows all of our names (however she sometimes calls us by the wrong names). Today has worried me as she has DRASTICALLY declined just from today… she is constantly upset and angry (mostly with dad). She will not change her clothes or shower, I am having a hard time dealing with this, does anyone have some tips in the meantime as to how I can get her to wash and change her clothes? When I try and brush her hair she starts crying and saying I am hurting her and bullying her, it’s extremely hard for me to deal with. She misplaces EVERYTHING, she loves soft teddies and kids toys and takes them from her grandchildren and hides them. It breaks my heart to look in her bag and find teddies and kids toys. She also loves makeup and nail polish (which previously she has NEVER worn, even as a teenager she would wear a bit of lipstick but that was all). She keeps it all in her handbag and hides it around the house, I am guessing it’s because she doesn’t want anyone to “steal” it from her. Today she kept telling me she has lost her handbag which was right in front of her, I kept reassuring her in a calm way that her bag is right here, she then accused me of stealing it and stealing the contents of her bag even though it was all in there. I am very lost and feel as though everything I do is wrong, it is breaking my heart to see my mum become a totally different person… I feel as though she is my child and I am her mother… she sometimes refers to my dad as her own dad, she relies on him and follows him EVERYWHERE. I am aware this post is a bit of a rant and is slightly all over the place, I would just love some opinions and suggestions on how I can make my mum as happy as possible and how to approach these issues in the meantime whilst we wait for her appointment. I am 24 and I have recently left work (once again) in order to care for her. Thank you for listening ?❤️ Once again I hope I have posted in the correct section!