Hi My mum has recently been diagnosed with Vascular Dementia, although I have suspected this for 2 years. She has been attending the memory clinic now for the past 2 years, although upset at having to attend! Mum has always been "always right" and very head strong so even though the consultant, nurse and myself have explained what is happening she will just not accept it and is fighting us at every angle. My dad is her main carer and can do no right. He has decided to go to Australia for 6 weeks to visit his brother. I think its his way to escape. He isn't coping now so I don't know how he is going to cope later. I am an only child and work full time and have my own family so I am so worried at how I am going to cope with everything. Mum is constantly fighting with me over her tablets. I had to control them as she was taking too many or not taking them at all. She is disgusted with me taking her tablets and says she isnt stupid. I have tried to explain I am trying to look after her and help her but she says she doesnt need my help and can look after herself. She is so stubborn and hard to deal with but gets really upset over it all. I am just trying to do my best. We have fallen out a few times now over things and my own health is suffering with anxiety and stress. I am not looking forward to what is to come or how my dad and me will cope.