Hi, this is my second post to talking point. Sorry this is a long post, I guess I just needed to vent out! Mum was diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) last December. In many ways 2015 has been a terrible year, first she needed an unrelated but major operation meaning visits to hospital and supervision, she can't make any consultations alone as she would first not be able to find her way there and even if she did would then not remember anything from it. When it came to day of the operation I had to be with mum all morning to ensure she didn't eat anything, she was insistent that she must eat or she would feel terrible and couldn't understand why it was dangerous! Not long after this a relationship I was in came to an end when my partner announced they were seeing someone else (I knew there was something going on as you do). We had so much in common and even though I accept its over and that they have treated me unfairly, used me and lied to me, I still miss their company so much even now. I have been a long term sufferer of anxiety and have been off work for months now as a result of these recent events. A couple of months ago I had to admit to myself that I was finding it too much coping with mum and had a meeting with my brother and sister where I said I needed more help. For the most part I needed them to be more involved with mum so that I could have some much needed respite time. They have started to make a real effort to be more involved, my brother helps with medical appointments and takes her out at the weekend. My sister lives 100 miles away but has been visiting more and this weekend took her back to stay with her. Things seemed to be improving and with the help of a therapist I felt I was getting back to normal. However, I have noticed a decline in Mums condition. She is finding it more and more difficult to do things, I pretty much do all the house work and cooking now, she can still cook but its always either casserole or bacon and egg sandwich. She is becoming more disorientated, she will pick something up to do something, put it down, not be able to find it and accuses me of moving it. She is becoming more frustrated with herself as earlier this week she lost it, throwing the kitchen bin against the wall as it would not co-operate. We've all had this when something is being difficult but this was more than this. Then at my sisters this weekend she had a very bad night last night, very disorientated and could not find the bathroom, (it's a very small flat) up and down all night saying she wanted to come home and in tears which was very distressing for both mum and my sister and her partner. Understandably my sister is reluctant to have her stay over again. Mum now remembers nothing of last night. I know it may seem terrible but I feel really annoyed and disappointed about what has happened. This weekend has been an invaluable break for me, I had a friend stay over and was able to sort out a lot of house things that are not easy when mum is there! It now appears being away from home is too stressful for her. I now think that she needs more tests as things have moved on from the MCI diagnosis. Its worrying as her mother developed Alzheimers and its all looking horribly familiar, I plan to speak to her memory nurse as soon as I can.