Hi. I haven't posted much at all since my first couple, (although I regularly lurk & learn so much from TP) so I hope you don't mind me asking you all a question. My mum, who is late stages & is cared for at home by my step father 200 miles away, has picked up a habit which is driving my dad to distraction. She constantly claps. Hands together, proper clapping, loud & regular. Her hands get very red & hot, although they don't seem painful. Coupled with her regular bouts of shouting, he's finding it hard to get any respite. Has anyone experienced such a habit?, or indeed managed to overcome it. My dad has tried gloves/mittens (always removed), he's tried giving her things to hold/cuddle (thrown away). The poor man has to now watch the TV with subtitles! Thanks again for your time.