I visited my doctor today for a very well overdue check up. She asked me about my medical history (she doesn't know me very well) and I pointed out that a lot of my past illnesses I believe were due to the high levels of stress I was under, what with Dad having dementia..and it getting progressively worse over the last few years...I was happy to report though that lately I am getting more of a handle on it all and was only there for a check-up today. Anyway, she pauses after I say this and then says 'Hmm, you appear to be having some difficulties coping with your father's illness.' And she said it like I shouldn't be??? Me, who's been through the roughest of times the last few years, rolled my eyes a bit and said, 'Yeah well you kind of get that when your Dad is dying in front of you for years on end....'. Is it just me or is this doctor out of touch with the reality of being in this position? I know she sees dementia patients because I have noticed her making visits at the home Dad lives at. Or is she right, is it bizarre that I haven't always coped brilliantly with the dementia thing?