My mum received confirmation yesterday that she has early onset Alzheimer's, this was awful enough but today she rang me to tell me how I had humiliated her, I tried to reassure her that nothing I have done is to humiliate her and this may sink in for 5 minutes and she'll be grateful I care but then I'm sure she'll ring a friend or other relative and tell them I'm awful and controlling I am being and that there is nothing wrong and that it's just poor memory due to old age. She's 72, she is not old. I haven't really recognised my mum for some years, she isn't the person she was with the exception that she can still be quick witted and bright, mind you even her humour is warped now. I see lots of people note how relatives ring them constantly, it have the opposite problem mine only calls when she want to ask me a random question about another person or to tell me I have humiliated her. On top of this my poor mum has also been undergoing treatment for breast cancer, although as terrible as it sounds breast cancer was the easier illness to deal with at least it can be cut out. I feel rather self indulgent ranting about how awful this is for me but I thank anyone who took the time to read it and maybe understand a little and to all of you dealing with this you have my utmost admiration.