Hi Everybody, I used to use this site a lot about a year ago and it helped to read about other peoples views. I now need your advice again please! My mum is 55 and has had AD for about 7 years now, I found out how bad she had got yesturday when she was visiting me. My Stepdad still works and he has had some work near to where I live, so I have been looking after Mum. She has been progressively more and more tired and falling asleep often in the day, yesturday was particularly bad and she was dropping off when we were talking. Later on that day, we had to go to Tesco to get some bits (this is always a bit of a task as I have my 2 year old son and my 1 year old god-daughter with me) I have the kids in the trolley and I have to hold onto mum as she tends to wander off and get confused. Out of the blue she had a panic attack and I had to steady her as she felt faint, then she started shouting at me that I was stealing things and that I was a thief, She went on and said that I was using her to steal, thats why I wanted her that close to me. I didn't know what to do, mum has never been like that before. I just ran out of Tesco (with all 3 in tow)crying my eyes out, I was so embarrased and angry at mum. I haven't been able to stop thinking about it since and I feel awful but I'm so angry at my Mum, she knows that I would never do anything like that. I also feel bad as I know that she didn't mean it and that it's her illness talking, but i cant help it. I've realised how bad mum has got, why did this happen to her? She is so youing to have this illness and when people saw her shouting at me they probably believed her, and thought that I was a terrible person for dragging her around. I called my stepdad home at lunchtime to see her as I was worried about her feeling faint, I couldn't tell him about the accusations I felt like he has enough on his shoulders. We never get a chance to talk about this stuff and we're probably both suffering in silence. My Mum also sratches her face and has deep wounds that will never heal as she doesn't leave it alone. when we draw it to her attention that she's bleeding she can get aggressive in her tone and denies ever doing it, is this normal? She has scars all down her face. Sorry to go on, but it feels so good to let it out. My Husband's fantastic and my older children are very considerate to her needs, but it's affecting all of us now as I'm so down. Thank you for listening.