Hi everyone. Thank you Bruce and Deedee for your replies to my last post. Went down to visit mum at the weekend. One of the things I find most worrying is the fact that she seems to have no interest in doing anything at all. She sits. or rather lies, in the adjustable chair dad brought her (which we think is a kind of 'safety zone' as she seems most relaxed there). She doesn't watch tv, listen to radio or anything. Everything we suggest is dismissed, and as her eyesight is deteriorating it is hard to think of things she could do. Has anyone come across this before? I have read that this can happen with Alzheimers but I thought it was much later in the illness. She says she's quite happy lying there but I know she gets very lonely as anyone would after losing their life partner. The shaking that I mentioned in my last post we think may be down to anxiety as sometimes it is non-existent but if anything vaguely stressful crops up it becomes very pronounced (for example one evening the lady from social services was very late and she got very agitated and my brother had to go round and try to calm her down.) I do wish we lived nearer, as I work weekends I can only get down very occasionally. my other problem is that as she can no longer tolerate the children around, gets very upset and agitated if they're noisy or arguing( which unfortunately they do a lot!! ) so I have to leave my family to go and see her which means I don't get to see very much of them. Anyway, if anyone has any advice they can give regarding any of the above, I would love the hear from you. Mum is 73.