My 88 year old mother thinks the world revolves around her. She has always been this way, but it has escalated tremendously in old age. Any of her friends who have serious illnesses or have passed, she refuses to see them or go to a visitation or funeral, yet she has a small basal cell spot removed from her face and she's absolutely dying. She is very materialistic and has become a hoarder in her small condo. My 55 year old brother lives with her rent free and she basically takes care of him because she can control him. I know this sounds like I don't love my mom, and I do, but it's getting harder and harder to deal with as she ages. As a humorous side note, she lies about her age and tries to pass for 73. I guess I just need to know how I should handle this as she ages. Thanks!