Hi all. My father died at the end of January, leaving behind my 81 year old mother, who has Parkinson's disease. She has ALWAYS been a very difficult woman, and always quite aggressive with myself. She's recently had a memory mini cog done and has been referred to mental health team as well, who are awaiting results from an ecg and ct scan she's having. I've been driving one and a half hours each Wednesday to care for her, returning home to Yorkshire on Fridays. The first 7 weeks she was fine .. perhaps realising she'd better be 'nice' as I am the only one who can look after her. However, 2 weeks ago, the old nasty aggression returned. She slaps me, insults me, and basically treats me like a 14 year old. I'm trying to patient as she may have dementia as well as Parkinson's, but it is very, very difficult, as she's been aggressive towards my late father and myself for donkey's years. She ordered me out of her house the other day and I told her that I would only go back if she asked me to do. I know I have a duty to her, but how long can I keep taking the abuse?????