Mum had been fairly calm for about four weeks. Three days ago she flipped and now seems to really hate me again. This is a common pattern. The episodes usually last about three weeks during which time I travel to hell and back trying to reason with her.She will scream at me and tell me what a dreadful person I am and then when it is all over I am told that I am the best thing since sliced bread. Today I knew she would be low on food but I was told not to bother to shop for her.She said that she wants to be totally independent.My 23 year old son Jack is in hospital with schizophrenia and is very unwell at the moment. I feel I cannot deal with my Mum as well as him. He is my priority as his father died when Jack was only 12. There is no one else there for him.There is no one else for Mum iether, she was widowed five years ago and my brother who lives three hours away, has no time for her. I feel afraid for and afraid of my Mum, her temper is vile. I know it is the dementia and not so much her, although she has never been easy. I just need to post this and I think that may help me feel better because I know that there are no miracles out there.