I can tell mom is down. Christmas always brings her down on one hand for losing her son, my brother in 07 in tragic manner, but she also gets excited for holiday! Asking to open gifts early. So, she is home alot because her legs are weak and hurt. I try to make her laugh, but I wish she wasn't so down, so much. She is on several anti-depressants. They can only do so much. How are some ways you pass time with your family? She doesn't read, knit, puzzles or anything that is hands on, but doing "something" would take her mind off things. It works for me. Any tips appreciated!