My mum is becoming very repetitive in her speech patterns and constantly trying to get me to eat stuff and I am finding myself snapping at her, which is making me feel horrible because I know she is not being deliberately annoying and she can't help it. I'm aware that I've always been an impatient type and I really do try to control my temper but especially when I'm tired or ill things slip. When my mum was caring for my nanna I was always amazed at her seemingly endless patience and I wish I could be like her, but I'm only too aware that I loose patience very quickly... I have read that post about how to talk to people with dementia, but I wondered if people had any tips on avoiding getting into a snappish situation in the first place. It's not practical for me to just not talk to my mum and I wouldn't want to anyway, but the constant stress of her repeating things and me snapping is making home life hard for us both and for my dad and I'd like to try and do something to make it better. All suggestions most gratefully received.