Thank you all so much in advance for reading- I haven't had a place to discuss what I've been experiencing and found this board. I'm 37 with an 11 year old son, and we moved in with my parents when I filed for divorce. Shortly after, my Mom (65 yrs old) was diagnosed with colon then lung cancer (currently in remission for both) and I've been able to help out around the house and with general care taking (my Mom required around the clock care following a lobectomy for her lung cancer). Within the last year and a half, I've noticed an extreme change in her memory and behavior. My grandfather was diagnosed with dementia at her age, and she's been attributing her memory loss to stress and the effects of her recent surgery, but her symptoms began prior to that. Some days she's somewhat normal. Other days the incessant questioning, paranoia, accusations, general forgetfulness, and dangerous incidents (mostly involving her driving) is overwhelming. She's always been very anxious, and sees a psychiatrist for medication. I'm a former mental health practitioner, and know that one of the medications she's on (Klonopin) is prescribed to her at a very high dose, and is generally not recommended for long term use, particularly if you have a family history of dementia or Alzheimer's. She also drinks wine every night (at least two glasses) which is not recommended at all for people on the medication she takes. After a particularly bad incident (she becomes very aggressive and confrontational at night), we got into an argument and she called me several names in front of my kid. I tried diffusing the situation, which only seemed to make it worse. I'd discussed my concerns about her memory loss with my Dad a few times before this, but he always seemed to brush it off. After this happened, I tried again, brought up my concern over her alcohol use combined with her prescription meds, and we all had a talk together. My Dad got very angry at me, insinuating I was terrible for bringing it up "considering what she'd been going through" so that made me feel terrible. I even explained that my son didn't feel comfortable eating dinner together anymore, that he was questioning why she was acting so different, and even asked me if the reason I didn't drink was because of "how she acts". I'm at a loss for what to do now. My Dad's job was such that he was gone for most of the day and several nights a week, but now works from home more frequently. I can tell he's noticing her behavior, and gets very frustrated with her almost daily. He becomes more withdrawn as to not interact with her, and my son continues to feel uncomfortable. I feel like I'm walking on eggshells everyday, and after what happened when I finally spoke up about my concerns, am reluctant to say anything else at this point. But I find myself beginning to feel very resentful in general, more anxious, way less patient, and don't feel comfortable in my home. Any feedback or advice would be so appreciated, and thank you all again for reading!!