Mum is obsessed with her dead relatives in two ways, she doubles them up meaning she says things like I know my mum is dead, but I mean my mum and she seems to get odd pleasure in going over their deaths. This has been going on for months. Mum wants to go over and over the year they died, what they died from, the grave they are buried in and who they are buried with. On a good day it can be half a dozen times a day, on a bad day we are in double figures, getting more and more insistent. She will not be distracted by tea, food, tv going out or anything else. It has been driving me up the wall. I suggested we write the details down so she has them, but no she didn't want to do that. The bizarre thing was she started up as usual on Monday and after going through it several times I caught her looking at me in such a sly way I would swear it was deliberate. I'm afraid that did it for me I wrote the details down and gave it to her. She threw it on the floor. I put it on the arm of the chair, she pushed it off. She refused to have anything to do with it. Mum has a console table by her chair and she keeps bits and pieces in there. I put the paper in there. Mum still hasn't acknowledged or to my knowledge touched the paper and yet yesterday for the first time since about June mum did not ask about the dead relatives. It was only one day, but it was so nice not to have to go over it. I'm praying it lasts!