Hullo forum, I read posts on here by people suffering worse or supporting those suffering worse so you all have my sympathy and respect. OH has fairly mild early stage Vascular Dementia, but already I struggle with accumulated little things. She cannot deal with her mother's death 25 years ago and had to grieve her cousin's death again as she forgot and we clumsily reminded her. I suppose it is part of getting old, but the dementia seems to magnify it. She cannot follow simple tv plots, so I can't either due to distractions of keeping her abreast of developments. The only pleasure left is music when she stays awake long enough. Family just don't get it, even when offering an ear they soon steer the conversation to their own concerns. Maybe I am being selfish, but it is hard repeating yourself, unable to properly unwind. Not sure if am looking for advice or sympathy or just unloading. Thanks for reading.