Mom is 87 and has Alzheimer's Disease. Her daily routine is centered around caring and feeding her 4 rescue cats. As the disease progresses her attachment to the cats has reached a borderline obsession. She constantly overfeeds the cats and they are obese. Talking to her about this does not help as she forgets and when reminded gets angry and defensive. Mom follows the cats around the house and often does not like to let them outside despite the fact that they are outdoor cats. The cost of overfeeding both in financial terms (several hundred dollars a month) and health wise in terms of veterinarian costs is excessive. If we remove the cats I fear she will have a breakdown or develop depression as she often talks about death. I really don't know if we should just leave things as they are and accept the situation if it make her happy or remove the cats and hope that she will forget about them. Looking for suggestions.