Hello GMA and Lauré. Good to hear from you and thank you for your suggestions.
Lauré I'm going to get this book as it sounds really interesting and I'd like to understand more about the condition.
GMA I was pleased to read more about your mother. It's good they were able to help her become less aggressive with an anti depressant. I've decided to talk to my Mother's carers and doctor about this and see if they can suggest some medication which would help her too. It seems a really good idea and would certainly make Mother easier to deal with and hopefully a little happier. I'm sure Mother herself would be horrified if she really understood how difficult she is being. It's sad how they've become different people now isn't it?
Take care of yourselves.
Hello Bev and Kathy. Good to hear from you both.
Don't worry Kathy -I do try to look after myself and I get lots of rest. I need a lot of sleep these days and I must confess I unplug my phone every night to prevent my Mother disturbing me. The staff at the care home have my cell phone No. in case of emergency (with strict instructions not to give the number to Mother !)
Bev - good to hear from you. I see on another thread that you've got shingles. I hope it clears up soon.