Sorry that my first post is so selfish, but I am not doing very well with the constant stream of shouted abuse that greets my every visit, or that comes with my mother’s phone calls. The GPs are doing their best and will visit again soon. I have spoken to social services, the GP has asked psych and SS to reassess, and I know the theory that this is the disease and not personal. But still I have no idea what to do, how not to cry every time, how to meet the needs of someone who only screams how terrible a daughter and person I am, how she hates me, how she hopes I have a terrible old age. Nothing I do helps, no act of kindness is acknowledged or remembered, and as have come to hate visiting and to dread all phone calls.