My mum was diagnosed with MCI last December and I have been struggling to cope. She still manages most daily tasks though we encouraged her to sell her car about a year ago as she was having trouble finding her way to places. She has been having problems for over 5 years though the medical profession always seem to want to play it down. Her own mother developed problems at a similar age that eventually developed into Alzheimers. We are aware that there is a very gradual decline taking place. One thing that is becoming a problem is the shopping. She still manages the shopping for the most part, she does this by adding to a list as things get low. The problem is that she keeps adding things to the list that we already have. We now have 12 rolls of bin bags for example, a freezer chocked with multiple bags of frozen veg. Even if i remove something from the list and explain that we already have a good supply, a few days later it will be on again. There are other things as well were for example she can't find things, even though they are right in front of her, and repeatedly makes worrying statements that aren't accurate like 'This has been the wettest summer I have ever known, it's never stopped raining'. This may sound trivial and compared to some of the stories I read on here it is, but with my own anxiety problems and a very recent and painful relationship breakdown with someone I am very much in love with, I'm having difficulty coping. I have a brother and a sister, my brother lives nearby but only visits one a month for half an hour. I feel that it is all getting on top of me and that I need to admit to needing some kind of help.