I haven't written on here for a while as I thought things were going relatively ok, Mum seemed to be back to her 'normal' self for a while, now she seems to have taken a downward spiral. She can't remember what things are called - like today she said to me did I have to do something, and when asked what, she said with the things for me, I asked her if she could show me what it was if she couldn't remember the name of it, and she took me to where her medication is kept for her carers to dish out to her. Yesterday I asked her to change her continence pad, and she got a frozen meal out of the freezer and asked me what she had to change it to. Then a few minutes later, seemed 'ok'. She then told me that she couldn't remember how to use the hoover, and today, she had forgotten how to use a fork, so we now have to cut up her food. Tomorrow she may be relatively ok, I don't know whereI am with her at the moment. Her psychiatrist will not let me have a copy of the report that she did from her visit to my Mum, because of patient confidentialy, so I have to request a copy via filling in a form, which Mum has to sign also. Mum will sign I know because I will ask her to sign, but won't know what she is signing, and the psychiatrist says that she is capable of making her own decisions. All Mum does is sit and wait for someone to call, be it either me or my brother, or the carers, drinks (when told), eats)when told), sleeps, and goes to the shops with her sister in law and buys milk and bread, everyday! Most of which I throw out. She will not consider residential care, although this is going to come sooner than she thinks and no one can do anything about that, as the psychiatrist has written down that she is capable of making her own decisions! Thanks for listening!