Mum has been diagnosed for just under a year, but declined quite quickly to the point of needing to go into a care home due to going walk about all the time. I have noticed the past few weeks when we go round that she doesn't have the same level of conversation as she did do. Up until a few weeks ago she would ask the same questions (over and over) but she did have her sense of humour etc and you could just chat about different things to her. Now there is a small response (no interest at all) and then she just sits staring into space. Yesterday I took her to the shops for a bit of fresh air, and to get her some of her favourite yoghurt drinks. Normally she is all attentive to what is going on around her, but not yesterday she was just trailing around looking very down. I try to keep conversations going but its hard when its all one way! I tell her things that I'm doing at work or at home, talk about friends etc that she knows but lately there is nothing not even a laugh out of her. She complained that my brother never goes to see her, but it was down on her calander that he had been the day before. To be honest I didn't dare ask what was wrong because she tends to go off on one at me. My brothers and cousin who go round haven't said anything to me about it (and I wonder if it's just with me that she behaves like that). Last time my brother got in touch was with a list of complaints that I hadn't done this or that (I was in fact waiting to get back round to mums to drop the not all that essential stuff off) The fact that he hadn't been for 3 weeks didn't come into it as far as he was concerned. Sorry I'm waffling again I just dread going round to see mum and will only go when either my husband or daughter come with me. I feel like crying when I see the shell my mum has become.