Having read most of the facts sheets and delved into endless websites, I thought I was starting to understand the disease a little more and was congratulating myself on being able to intrepret gestures, looks and the occasional sentence which would be totally incomprehensible to anyone other than myself. Over the last week,Jean has been tugging at her bra with increasing force and desperation, breathing very heavily and showing signs of distress. Ha, thinks I, it's too tight, get a new one. After several hours of Marks and Spencers, Evans and other outlets, numerous measuring sessions (all coming out with different sizes), it began to dawn on me that I had missed something. Only after checking and double checking again did I find that it was her pop socks that were cutting into her legs at the back. The main point of this is, that I did not realise that her brain does not now seem to be wired to different parts of her body and she cannot discern different parts of her body as entities which belong to herself. For instance, she has now started examining her hands very closely and trying to give them to me as if they belonged to someone else. Is this another facet of the disease that I have missed or is the behaviour typical in any way?