My dad has had a diagnosis of dementia for about 7 years. His decline has been gradual until recently when I notice changes monthly. My mom has been his caregiver until about a year and a half ago when they moved to assisted living. My dad is generally happy even though he has a hard time communicating. Random words just come out that make no sense. My mom has had some mood swings over the last year. The first was last July after the family reunion when she accused me of pushing her away and not letting her look at the reunion book and of being disrespectful. Didn’t happen. Over the last two months she has been very negative and complains about everything. The staff has recommended that they move to memory care so she can get more help with my dad. She is angry that they took her meds away from her and says they don’t give her any help. When told to push her call button she says it takes too long for them to get there. She has no patience with my dad and is the source of much of his frustration. The last time I visited was on my dad’s birthday. She was happy to see me at first but the next day she told me I irritate her and she barely spoke to me the rest of the weekend. I might add that I am the only child, live 5 hours away and both parents are in their 90’s. I could go on but you get the jest.