As some of you know I'm at the very beginning of this journey. Hoping to get my mother's "memory issues" evaluated by her neurologist in a couple weeks if all goes well. It's been getting worse in the last couple of months. It's not just forgetting things, but conflating memories from different time periods. Lapses in judgment and logic but she won't accept input or correction from anyone because she's always been so arrogant - believing no one can ever tell her anything. So now as her mind begins to fail and interacts with her existing personality issues, it is a toxic brew. I begin to feel this grief realizing her mind is beginning to break down and it will continue to do so bit by bit till she's all gone and it will be hell for all of us for how long, years? How do I face this? How do all of you who've been / are there?