Hello there, I was wondering if anyone could give me any help or guidance. My mum lives with me and my partner at home and over the past few months we have gradually noticed a deterioration in my Mums mental health. She's always been a bit scatty and forgetful but I will not forget the day when she couldn't rememeber who I was. Since then she has deteriorated quicker than I ever imagined possible. In the space of two months she has been argumentative, forgetful, been ordered by the doctor not drive, she's forgotten what family she has and how many children she has, Started wetting the bed, forgotten her address and where she lives and to my horror last week I came home from work to find her wandering the streets with no handbag, purse or coat. When I pulled up in the car she refused to beleive who I was. She does not sleep at night and wakes me up up to six times a night beleiving it is breakfast. I work full time and so does my partner. My sister, who lives two minutes away, doesn't feel she can help with looking after her. The responsibility has come down to my partner and myself. We can't sleep at night and now as a result of last weeks incident she cannot be left alone during the day. We have been to the GP who refered her to a psychiatrist. She had a brief test where he said her symptoms are not severe. I appologise for the length of this post but I don't know who to turn to next or what to do. I try my best to be understanding with her but feel I lose my patience all to often. This upsets me as she deserves love and understanding, not a son who does not know what to do for the best. I would greatly appreciate it if anybody could assist me with my next step. Thanks.