This has been a long-term problem. In the morning I go in to give my mother her medicine, but the first thing out of her mouth is not good morning, but where is this or you didn't help with that. I can feel myself bristle when she goes on about criticizing me. I know I should not say something back sarcastically but I feel so annoyed. If it were not for me she would not have anything at all. She lives in my house and has caregivers come 7 days a week. It has come to the point where I dread going in to see her. I know she is old and ill, but she has become so rude and at other times she overdoes the praise that it makes it sound insincere. I love my mother but I don't like to be around her.