...I really could. Here is my story, if anyone has had this same experience (and I bet their is many) please can you point me and my husband in the right direction. For the past couple of years now, we have noticed my sister-in-law (husbands sister in her 70's) change, mainly memory problems. Anyway, earlier this year she seemed to be having a serious problem remembering to take her medication - right amounts or right time of day. So, we got her G.P in, who in turn got a Psychiatrist out, who in turn gave her some tests to do (and she failed everyone) after 5 month of waiting for brain scan results, the psychiatrist gave her results....There is nothing wrong with sister-in-law its just OLD AGE and how it can be for some I know 3 women in their 80's who lead active lives and would, apart from wanting to smack the psychiatrist, feel insulted at this comparison. So, here are the symtons of OLD AGE.... Still has problems administering medication Can't understand simple tasks, such as the T.V being in 'Stand-by', not a month goes by without t.v man called out to switch telly on. Nearly everyday goes to next door neighbour to ask for time, she has at least 3 clocks (use to collect them) in every room, all saying same correct time. Telephones/knocks on friends door, across the road, anythime between the hours of 11pm - 5am to see if she is going shopping. Has her lunch at 9.30 IN THE MORNING. Sat eating her breakfast at 2am, and wonders why its dark. Counts £10 notes out as if they are £1 notes, when asked if she thought they were £1's, she confirmed she thought they were. Not a week goes by she doesn't fall in her home, she can't explain the bruises because she does not remember. I can no longer agree to take her away on holiday, as I feel she is more at risk away from home...it reminds me of watching a child to learn to walk not to hurt themselves. She has gradually withdrawn from activities away from the home, and withdrawn into the comfort zone of her home. The list is endless. IS THIS THE SIGN OF OLD AGE? I THINK NOT. My husband is retired now, and I worry more for him because he has suffered two minor strokes and this is now really getting to him. He suffers more with headaches. His own G.P is concerned for him. But what can we now do when this Psychiatrist ( I could spit feathers for her stupid diagnosis) says its OLD AGE SYMTONS. The sister-in-laws G.P is calling in on her regually. Personally, I think she should be taken into respite care to be observed more. She has lost vast amounts of weight. There are more cleaning products in her cupboards than food. My husband got caught once, putting food in her cupboard and she shouted at him ( she has fallen out with a number of people with her attitude). Please, is there anybody out there who will listen and help!!!