Hi All, just want to discuss family conflict as it has such a major impact on situations that i am involved in and no doubt is close to home for some TP members. Please feel free to read and post comments if u want to. Over the years ive been working in the area of elderly care with a specific emphasis on alzheimers/dementia i am often struck about the ways family dynamics come into play. This has a major bearing on my working relationship with any given family as i have to consider not just my client's welfare but also what effect the relationships and dynamics have on that situation. When i have meetings i have to be doubly aware if there are any such conflicts as a wrongly said word can have implications sometimes serious. One such family has recently given me food for thought where the mother would emotionally play the daughters of one another. I asked myself does this go back to the daughter's childhood and are deep seated jealousy's, resentments, anger at favouratism coming to play. This particular family's conflict has had huge implications for the mother's finances and who controls them and yes i have involved the police it became that bad. Of course all families are different but i do find that for better or worse alzheimers disease either brings them together or tears them apart till there is nothing left but a empty shell of a family. I am not sure what the current research is on this but i might consider it for my next bit of study. Thanks for reading Shauny.