I know what Mum is going through (vascual-dementia) is horrendous, and I'm not a natural born 'carer', but can anyone suggest anything that will diffuse my 'boiling-point' as there are many times when I've said something through shear frustration and then spent the rest of the day feeling so guilty as she obviously can't fathom things out. Although I don't officially live with my Mum, I have been with her since two weeks before lock-down as she broke her wirst. She didn't appear to have signs of dementia at that time, however, it became obvious during lockdown and seems to be progressing at a rate of knots and now I loathe the thought of leaving her for more than a few hours a day when I nip home to use my broadband to regain some sanity. Her GP did a memory test and has referred her to the Memory Clinic, although because of Pandemic backlog I'm very doubtful that she will receive an appointment. At the moment, she's in denial. Last night was the first night I have had a bed to sleep in in six months. Usually it's been either the sofa or an inflatable campbed. I've not have a proper conversation about anything in general in all that time and some days I feel pretty close to exploding so anything, a mantra, a (short) poem, a song, etc. would be helpful. Reading through this, I sound like a complete b.... but I just find the whole situation very difficult.