I am the full time caretaker of my Mother. I have been doing this for a little over a year now. It is obvious to me her dementia is getting worse. My Mother was always a gardener at heart. She loved planting gardens and growing indoor plants and she passed that love onto me. When I moved in with her she had several plants. Lately though she has decided to cut down or tear out beautiful growing plants as she says they are ugly to her. I would have never guessed in a million years that she would do that. Yes if the plant is dead or dying beyond what you can do to get it to recover, but she has taken perfectly good plants and ripped them up as they "bothered" her that they were ugly. I realize this is a trivial problem among many but I took great pride in helping her nurture these plants all summer and now that they are in the house she has become destructive towards them. Is is the dementia telling her to do this or what? It is heartbreaking to me on two levels. One: to see her act this way and Two: to watch the destruction of something that I helped create. If I try and stop her she just shuts down and ignores me. Should I just give up until all the plants are destroyed? I have decided to take my most favorite ones back to my house to avoid their destruction, but it does make it easier for me to tend to them when I can see them daily rather than when I managed to get home to my house every two weeks or so. Is this trivial or is it stress. I mean you can always buy new plants, am I right?