My mother (in good health physically, I'm her caregiver), she is "gaslighting" every conversation; meaning, she will accuse me of things she says, and denies she ever said it...maddening. The most benign exchange devolves into belittling, criticism, and vicious statements. I know not to respond, but unless I'm guarded with every word, any subject (even weather) turns into the cruelest of responses. Does anyone have similar experiences? Example: I was called a "P.o.S while cooking dinner because I defended a nephew who is autistic, who she refers to in ways I can't repeat. His mother, my sister, is a saint...but my mother believes my nephew's challenges are his mother's "fault". Thoughts?