Hi Just wondered if anyone can give me any advise please. Mum lives on her own with her dog. She has always had dogs. She takes the dog out every day on the same route. She loves the dog and talks to her all day. The problem is she gets fixated about the dog not eating, especially at sun downing time. The dog hides under the bed and she phones me up crying that the dog is starving and needs to be fed. She is asking the man in the local shop to help her get the dog out from under the bed and said tonight she was asking people walking down the road to help her. The dog is not starving if anything she is over weight. Mums condition seems to have deteriorated lately, she asked a strange man in last week in the evening to help put her net curtain up that had fallen down, she lost her handbag in the road two days later. She put fairy liquid in the washing machine and put the electric kettle on the hob last night and burnt all the bottom of it, the list is endless. I feel so sorry for the dog and my niece has said she will have her, but I don't know how mum will cope without her and if she will spend her whole time looking for it and if it will cause her to start wandering as she might think the dog is lost and go out looking for it. I just don't know what to do for the best. Any advice is very welcome.