Hi, My names Lynn and im new to this site.Ive been reading some of your posts and it seems a friendly place here. The reason im here is cos my mum might have some form of dementia.Shes had tests done but i was told that she didnt have alzheimers.Shes on Aricept tho so i think she has got it. For a few years now her memory hasnt been very good and its getting worse.She repeats herself a lot and is very forgetful.She knows this tho and will often comment on how forgetful she is. Shes 64.Shes diabetic and has a thyroid problem.She also has dizzy spells.Shes on 3 lots of tablets but forgets to take them.Ive found out that shes even been taking them to the chemist to destroy them! So now my cousin goes round every morning and makes sure she takes them. I should explain that my mum lives in Nottingham and im in Burton on Trent.I speak to her on the phone and visit her when i can but its not always easy and i dont drive. Luckily tho my sister lives in Notts and my aunty and her family only live round the corner from my mum,so that gives me piece of mind. I worry about her tho.She lives on her own and never does anything.She just sits on the sofa watching the telly all day long.And thats not like my mum at all!!! She hardly ever eats or drinks,shes neglected the housework and doesnt bathe either unless someone helps her.She can do these things herself but needs the motivation i think.Or does she forget that she needs to do these things?? Shes on the waiting list for a carer and we're going to look into meals on wheels for her. I thought id get involved in this forum and share my situation with you.I hope it will prove to be helpful and of some support.