The title says it all really, MY MUM was diagnosed with dementia nearly 2 years ago but I had notice at least 2 years prior to that things were not right but I was fobbed off buy the Doctors saying it was normal old age. I am the only surviving child and close relative for MY MUM she lives in Yorkshire and I live in Warrington a distance of over 80miles away. Some of the simplest of things are made difficult from setting up Power of Attorney , Flow Food Deliveries, Direct Debit, Medication deliveries, Doctors appointments, oh god I'm banging on a little here sorry. MY MUM now has carers visiting in a morning and night and at lunchtimes on a weekend. She also goes to a Day Centre through the week which she loves. I sometimes wonder is there anything else I can be doing? The latest thing MY MUM has done now is she has forgotten how to turn off lights in her home, now she has been caught climbing on stools and tables taking out the bulbs. On slightly funny note she even turned off the Fridge with the switch because the light was on she said. You know you can have lot of friends but still feel like you the only one going through something like this. I know it's not going to be much longer until MY MUM will need residential care, then I will have all the worries of picking the right one as I have heard so many scare stories and with an illness like this you need the patients of a saint. I speak to my mum every day, It's the same conversation every day I know she cant help it as it's the condition. ........ at the end of the day she is still MY MUM.