My mum is 80 and has lived in a nursing home for just over a year now. She has Alzheimers and Vascular Dementia and other medical conditions including brittle diabetes so there's a lot in the mix. I live very close to the home so do try to visit most days although these visits are forgotten by mum almost immediately. She can walk a few steps with a zimmer and will pace if she has the energy. She no longer wishes to watch tv, listen to the radio, do her word books or read anything at all...one by one all of these things have stopped. She refuses to join in any activities with others and stays in her room. She always cries when I arrive and the horror stories begin. She will sit and wring her hands telling me things like she's been in a cage for three days without food or drink; people have been punching her, they've stolen all of her belongings, she's been told we were all dead, they were killing people in the night, etc etc etc. The whole visit, sometimes up to 3 hours, is just a series of horror stories which she firmly believes. I have tried to distract her and to reason with her which can result in her saying I just dont believe her and then sulking! She is in such an unhappy place all of the time and I just don't know how to deal with it. She is constantly asking me to take her home and I feel so guilty but shes in a nice home and they are very kind to her despite her occasional aggression towards them all. Any ideas...anyone experienced this?