Hi, Everyone, Just when I thought we were coping with Dad's AD we have now been told that mum is in the early stages as well. Mum was put on Aricept after visiting the memory clinic. Unfortunately it made her sick and so was told to stop taking the medication (she only took 2). She keeps on ringing up at all hours of the day or night asking "where's your father, I don't know where he is" Although she did manage to walk from the house to the bus stop, get on the correct bus and make it to the assessment centre, via the hospital. If she doesn't know where he is how does she know how to get there. It seems to me as if she has selective memory and is playing on our emotions, she turns on the tears and we all run around like headless chickens trying to make things better. I am sorry to sound so heartless, I am not really but it really is getting us all down. I have offered to have mum here for a few days but all she says is "I wont go anywhere without your father." Although of course that is exactly what she does do everytime she goes out shopping, visits the bank, walks the dog etc. She cannot see that everyone needs a break. She keeps on an on about "how her life has ended now" and "I've nothing to live for". and yet when we try to tell her that Dad is never coming home and will have to stay in residential care for the rest of his life I was accused of being nasty and she then broke down in tears!!! (crocodile or not I do not know. Has anyone any similiar stories to that and if so how did you cope with the situation. How I hate this awful disease.