Hello, my dear Mum is 75 and we have been concerned about her memory for a little while. Long story short we are waiting for the results of her assessment at the memory clinic which she had on 21/12/15. My Mum has always been such a strong and resilient person. The powerhouse behind my Dad who as 83 is struggling to accept she has issues and gets cross with her if she repeats questions, which she does frequently. I am a full time carer for my disabled husband and two of our daughter's but find that I am now virtually running two households as Mum has lost interest in just about everything. Dad does most of the cooking but I clean and do their ironing and take them to their various appointments. I do this gladly, my parents gave me a fabulous childhood and I owe them a huge debt of gratitude. Over the past couple of weeks Mum has suffered a collapse at a family party where she was taken to a&e by ambulance. They suspected a TIA & she had a CT. We were told the scan didn't show anything and as she was already in the process of being assessed she was discharged the next morning. On New Years Eve Mum and Dad were at my house and Mum seemed to go in to a faint. She didn't lose consciousness, as she had briefly before Christmas and was responding to me talking to her throughout. When she felt a little better I asked her to raise both arms, tested the strength of her grip, got her to touch her nose and my finger that was about 12inches away, all of which she responded well to. I asked her various questions which she answered satisfactorily, so on this occasion we didn't call an ambulance. Mum was tired so I helped her to bed and we kept our eye on her. Before both of these episodes Mum has said she feels extremely tired. Is this linked do you think? It's a bit long winded explanation but I just feel so lost and frightened. I'm trying to support Mum and especially Dad as he is so scared it's horrible. What if I'm not strong enough to be there and help both of them? I have a brother but he is burying his head and just puts it down to old age but as he doesn't keep in regular contact he doesn't see what we see. He came to the assessment but got upset in front of our parents which was unfortunate. I know everybody deals with things differently but I might just as well be an only child. I won't let my parents down but I feel like a frightened little girl. Does this sound familiar to anyone?