Hello all, I've posted before - mum became confused very suddenly a few months ago. She has now been diagnosed with Vascular Dementia (though the psychiatrist still maintains her onset and symptoms are very atypical - which in turn makes me cling onto the hope (silly, I know) that there might be something else wrong with her ...). Home carer visits are working well, first day care visit was a bit odd, but we are trying another next week, and she is now No.3 on the list at the care home, so I am probably treading the same path as many in this awful journey. My issue is that while she is here with me at home, I just cannot get her interested in anything due to the extent of her confusion. She stares at the TV without understanding it's a programme as she has lost all sense of reality, and any reading matter upsets her. The only things so far which she seems to take any interest in are washing dishes and a bit of embroidery. I'm thinking of visiting a toy shop to see if I can buy a few toys for very young children - maybe some cards with pictures or some shapes or something like that. Does anyone here also care for someone with a very high degree of confusion - and do you have any ideas on how to keep her 'entertained'? I suppose it's OK for her to stare are the TV and not do much else, but I can't help thinking I should try something else. It's very wearing trying to find something to keep her occupied.