My mother, 83 yrs was diagnosed on Xmas Eve, and this is our first xmas without our Dad. We have had challenging year. Mum has taken Dad's loss hard, married 64 yrs! Each day she seems to get worse, from convinced Dad or people in house with her, she gets very upset when tell her otherwise, also aggressive in the manner she speaks Mum is now saying we all against her and we making out she going mad to put her in home! Exactly opposite we are totally supportive, but it is getting harder - we go to see her 4 to 6 times per day, ensure she is fed, make her tea. When not with her she is phoning us, constant calls, some days up to 43 per day starting at 4am! The calls can be anything from voices telling her to do something or just to tell us something. When we tell her she just called she says no she hasn't. Also she cannot remember Dads funeral and also keeps asking after her Mum and Dad and gets really upset when we say they passed away. It is all very tough on us and Mum, we are at breaking point. Social services have given 2 carer visits - but mum says why they coming as she is fine! Also she panics prior to them coming and constantly calls us. Any tips on how to cope as this is really testing us .. love my mum and so out of character how she is behaving..