Hi guys, haven't written for a while now, but at the moment am feeling very, very low and very, very teary! Going through a really difficult stage at the moment. Mum has had some major changes going on for her. She has again lost her bank card and was very confused as to where she lost it. Luckily no money are card were lost, the cash machine took both! We have sent off the EPA and waiting to hear back. In the meantime instead of giving Mum another card we though it was best to keep it and give her spending money each week. The thinking was when the EPA comes through, she won't be able to use the card anyway! That was one issue. The other is she has 3 tortoise's. Now as these haven't been the daily routine for sometime, it's a nightmare trying to make her see that they need special care at the moment. As both my brother and I have seen her temper, we've told my sister who lives in Ireland to come and sort it out. She's now arrived and has arranged for a friend to have them for a couple of months to build them up etc. What is more upsetting is the anger and frustation that Mum is showing. She physically punched my brother in the back and arms all because he let her dogs go up the garden and she didn't want them to! Mum and I were talking last week and she lost her temper with me for no reason, she didn't hit me but was so upset and angry that she was physically shaking. It really is so upsetting to see and how do we deal with this? I feel so low and depressed and want to run from it all but can't.