Hi everyone, I posted a thread a while ago when Mum (55) had an 'incident' in Tesco, when she started shouting out that I was stealing stuff and was using her as my decoy!! Mum was with me yesterday and at the moment her obsession has changed from picking her face to bits to constantly worrying about her hands and rings. Mum spotted a ring on my finger that she had passed on to me when I was 18 and came to the conclusion that I had stolen it from her that very day! She also cant see her wedding rings on her finger and thinks that we have sold them or swapped them for cheaper versions! It's really upsetting, I know that it's not my 'real mum' talking but I cant seem to get over this suspician all of the time. Also I was trimming my Mum's toenails for her yesterday and noticed that her toes on her left foot has swollen and gone a kinda purple-y black colour, and when I looked further up her leg she has an area on her leg that has gone bad and obviously infected. I cant stand seeing all of these things and I really worry. My stepdad does a fantastic job of looking after Mum but doesn't notice these things(girlie territory!) I take it that that is my job! It's hard to get Mum to go to the doctors and I think that it depresses my Stepdad when he does take her. I cant help but think that this is the beginning of the end-but I'm not ready, not yet, I still need her! She has really gone down hill recently, she hardly says a word and when she does it comes out all wrong, her confusion is worse-she loses her way around the house now. Sorry to keep on, some days I can cope, other days i cant. On that bright note (not!) I'm going to go now and stuff myself with chocolate!