Hello, I have been reading the threads on this forum for a while and It has been very helpfull. Mum was formally diagnosed with AD nearly 2 years ago and has been on aricept ever since. Her short term memory is virtually gone and she is not good on her legs any more. My sister and I take care of her in her sheltered flat, we visit every day, cook meals etc and altough she is not incontinent and manages to potter around ok,I feel she is slipping away from us. She is increasingly lost in her world of old memories and embeleshes stories we know well with more exiting events. She is 84 and her whole life is about the war and her childhood. Sometimes she mixes things she has seen on Tv with real events is this normal for AD ? When she is corrected she gets upset. I would be glad of some reasurance as we are unsure of how to deal with it.