Strange thing happened yesterday. As you know mum has FTD and this has long effected her ability to project the right emotion - for example when a friend told her she was upset that her sister had a stroke mum said "Oooh" ina really happy, excited way. Have to say haven't seen said friend since but you'd think she'd have more sense than to be offended. Anyway, over the last six to eight months, as a general rule we have nothing other than anger and upset. Yesterday I had called at my dad's but I had a very upseting morning (not dementia related!) and couldn't hide it - for the first time in years I bawled my eyes out while dad cuddled me. However, when we looked up mum was staring at me as though she couldn't understand what I was doing, as though she just had no idea what I was doing or why. I just found it strange that she couldn't understand this particular emotion as she herself cries for hours on end somtimes so I thought she would still recognise it.