Last night we spent an hour deciding where the dog was to sleep...in her room or not. She asks if he HAS to sleep in there as she doesn't want to be responsible for him. We say no he's fine with us. Three minutes later, she's asking why we won't let the dog sleep in her room. He's such a good friend, etc. This went on for an hour. We finally lost our temper and then she cried that she was sorry that she causes such problems. This occurs frequently: she says one thing, we try to agree with her and then she changes it to the opposite. This is not just due to the dementia but it certainly has gotten many times worse. She also talks non-stop. We were a couple of quiet empty-nesters and now we have a bi-polar chatterbox living with us! Talking is about all she has left now; everything she used to enjoy--puzzles, reading, watching movies--is gone as she can't keep a thought for longer than a couple seconds. It's sad. Every meal, she's not hungry, although she will eat if it's put in front of her. She has lost about 10 pounds in the past 2 years. At the independent living home, she was only eating one of the two meals that they provided. That was part of why we brought her to our home. I've worked as an activity director and felt I could handle this but my blood pressure has soared and I've gained weight since she moved in only 2 months ago. I feel bad for my husband as this is his mother and it must be very hard to come home to this every day. He is a pastor with two churches so he is very busy although he does have some flexibility in his schedule, thankfully. I don't know how much of this I can take...going to the doctor's today about my blood pressure. I know I need to learn better ways to handle the stress...just venting, I guess.