She is grieving the loss of her husband of 60+ years, and is frustrated by her short term memory deficits, physical frailty and cognative decline. Trying to set healthy boundaries, and build a relationship with my mother in law is a challenge, because each day in ‘new’ - most of the last day is gone. It’s like living in a not-so-funny version of ‘Groundhog’s Day’. Every morning, the same questions, anxious obsessions about various safety concerns (a nearby tree falling on the house, the cat getting killed by a car). Explanations, or words of comfort from one of us are ‘gone’ in 5 minutes. It is pretty heartbreaking, and maddening. Anyone else coping with significant memory issues in an aging parent living in home?