My MIL has always kept a tight hold of the purse strings and it's a family joke she would 'walk a mile to save a penny' but since her illnes she is totally obsessed with money. She sits all day going through her bank books and bag and purse trying to add things up and obsessing there is money missing, or she hasn't enough to live on etc. Do peoples characteristics become more exagerated with the illness ? We can't even take everything off her because she still has the insight to know it's gone !And then that natters at her. 3 phone calls already this morning about money. And it's only 9.30 ! My husband had planned to go walking with his friend today - I've packed him off because I think it's a stress-buster and she doesn't use his mobile number so I'll field the calls today ! I've told him to run for the hills !