Well this week we've had some new developments with mum. Although I knew they'd be coming from all my reading on here I was still a little startled by some of it. Firstly, we had all gone for yea on Tuesday with mum and dad (really so dad gets some company). Mum had spilled some food on her top and so whipped it off (much to the mortifications of the son in laws!) and refused to put another one on! Her balance seems to be affected as she has started to stumble a lot. The thing that startled me the most is when dad brought her round to my house on Thursday as he was at his wits end with her. She wanted something but we couldn't work out what and she screamed and wailed for a good hour off and on - she'd been at this for a good half hour before dad brought her to me. We've had this behaviour before but what struck me as odd is that although she was making a noise as though she was crying and was wiping her eyes no tears were actually coming out at all. She also would suddenly stop at the drop of a hat and just sit sulking because dad and I were ignoring her and talking to each other. Dad firmly believes that she is genuinely distressed and is racked with guilt but it didn't strike me as genuine at all. She reminded me of my toddler having a tantrum to be quite honest. Could she be crying without tears? To be honest (and I know it's pointless!) I was quite annoyed with her because dad was so upset and it didn't seem to me that she was really distressed - just annoyed that she wasn't getting what she wanted. The final thing (I promise!) is that when we were looking through photos my neice pointed to a picture of mum and asked mum "whose that". Astonishingly mum answered her but said her maiden name. I take it this is probably a bad sign. Is this likely to be the start of a regression? Sorry for such a long post - this is why I should come on here every day so I don't bore you with such a long rant. P.S Plus she tried to hit her carer but dad managed to stop her - are they likely to stop coming now?