Hi All New to talking point and it has been suggested by another member to start a thread. My mother has been diagnosed with MCI. We have never had any dealings with dementia in the family, both my father and I are struggling to know how to cope at times with mum's issues. My mum has gone from being a bright, alert, intelligent, warm, kind and loving lady who has always been creative with sewing, knitting, baking and cooking. She would always complete the Sunday crossword no matter what it took, her general knowledge and mathematic ability was quick and spot on. We have seen her change greatly. Some days she looks lost, and paces around the house not knowing what to do. Her attention span is limited, and apathy has crept in. She struggles to cook, and follow any kind of recipe any longer. Her conversation is often non existent and we are reduced to either yes or no answers....not necessarily in the correct place, or even just 'don't know'. This can be very frustrating for all of us, and most upsetting too. My Dad an I feel at quite a loss, and often feel very alone with this. If there is anyone in a similar situation and has any advice, I would love to hear from you. The carer support office have given me lots of leaflets, but input from other people would help. Many thanks for reading Thoughts and regards to all.