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    My mother believes she is going to be killed

    My 91 year old mother is in a care home & probably in the middle to late stages of Alzheimers. She has gone downhill recently and is convinced that she is going to be killed. She says she overheard them talking and 'they' are going to kill her very soon and she is scared. She says she won't be...
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    Swallowing Problems

    My mother has been in a care home for 9 months now, due to alzheimers and is 89. She fell and broke her hip last weekend and despite being very frail & having a chest infection she came through the operation. She is still in hospital and extremely confused and frightened as she is unavoidably...
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    Emotionally drained from drip fed misery

    My mother is on antidepressants although I am not sure that they are making much difference. The care home say she has settled in but has the occasional melt down. They say she chats to the other residents, although whenever I have been there no one seems to be doing any talking. Maybe she is...
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    Emotionally drained from drip fed misery

    My mother has recently moved into a care home which offers a caring environment, lovely rooms, nice meals and activities. This should be a vast improvement on how she was living before - not eating, lonely, crying through the night, wandering off and feeling terrified. She is feeling very...
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    Can't abandon someone scared & Lonely, but I can't do this anymore

    I sometimes wish I was a mind reader & could get some insight in to what my 'mother' is really thinking. One day she says one thing, the next she says the opposite, then she has no idea she has said anything. I don't know if she would prefer to be in a care home as she says one thing one minute...