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Yes -that was the thing that made me realise mum couldn't be on her own here when I was at work all day and not getting back till 11ish or later at night. Her anxiety was increasing significantly as the demetia worsened. Her behaviour showed that, constantly unhappy here, wanting to go home to be with her parents all the time and packing plastic bags and asking to go 'home'. A stark change to 6 months ago when she knew this was home. I feel better knowing that the level of anxiety she must have been feeling was perhaps unbearabe on her own at times has now gone.Good Morning @Palerider, sounds like you had a good day, and your Mum is settling in. It does seem to be very similar to my own experience, namely that the anxiety that was there suddenly lifted, which came as a great relief as I found that extremely difficult to witness and try to manage.
Yes I feel the same, a tough decision, but the right one in the endI will never forget the first time I went to visit Mummy in her CH. I had been crying a lot but was holding it together for her. I found her in the gardens, working on a raised bed, very happy that gardening was easier with tubs rather than a whole garden.
It was such a relief to see her happy and I realised that although the move had been a massive change for all, she felt safer and happier in an environment where less was expected of her and there were comforting routines.
She's more advanced than I thought. Looking at her now in the CH I see what I didn't see before. She recognises me still, but not as she did before. She is happy though pottering around and is eating well and occupied.
Yes I needed to see an old friend who knows me, it was good. Mum is settling but she is very different now, I don't think I realised just how advanced she had become until this week.