This is my first post. My wife and I are taking care of my 89 year old mother in our home. She has dementia, which had become progressively worse until she had to stop living on her own. We have a lot of resources to help us learn about caregiving and just started with a new geriatrician/dementia oriented doctor for her. Still, we often feel like we are floundering. One question to start. Mom's basic mood is one of anxiety, fear and mourning her condition and her lost life. At some point early every morning, after a few calls for us throughout the night for various physical complaints, she will wake up, scream out for us, and exclaim that something horrible happened in the night and she has lost her mind. Usually after lots of comfort and listening, and a few false starts, we can get her up for a while to eat, have meds, etc. Things even out later in the day and dinner time is usually OK. Has anyone else experienced a loved one where every day is like the first day for them?