Just feeling down today its my birthday tomorrow and although for the last few years mum would not have remembered it once she had a gentle reminder she always wished me a happy birthday. All my life she has said happy birthday but the last few weeks she does not know I am her daughter. If I tell her who I am other than telling her my name she becomes distressed and says she can not remember and then asks if she was married. She can't even remember her own name now. I thought by this stage she would have no insight but she does , she becomes very upset saying she has lost her memory completely. She says she does not know who she is where she is. Its just so streesful. I keep visiting her and do my best to just love her but I am at a bit of a loss. The staff keep trying to orientate her but I think it is just upseting her further.