I wanted to tell my tale a little and hope that just doing so will help me destress!!!! I'm the youngest of 3 children who's Mum was diagnosed last June and am still waiting for it all to sink in!! She is taking Aricept but she seems & her Psychologist said is deteriorating faster than expected - dont think the fact that she has suffered with depression is helping her much! Her memory is sporadic, diet poor & she has become manipulative & aggressive to my Dad - a bit sneaky too!! She had a bout in hospital - starting on my birthday & there I witnessed hallucinations which have not reoccurred since she came home - that time was due to her not eating or drinking n losing a lot of weight. She manifests her upset and need for love and attention as physical illness. Anyone seen similar?