My wonderful Mum who we (husband and I} have cared for during this horrendous journey was admitted to EMI nursing about 2 years ago. Admitted because she hadn't been sleeping for around 18 months, perhaps longer, no sleep whatsoever during the months leading up to admission. She was exhausted, and so were we. She has not settled into the Home, and has now been sectioned as it was taking both day and night staff to contain her adequately. She has all appearances of being much more settled and relaxed (though still agitated and sleeping poorly) in the Assessment Unit, though still early days. For all this, her physical needs are outweighing mental at the moment, and I am partiularly keen to hear from anyone who has experience of an all over body rash, a dermatitis of some form which may or may not be caused by mental state. They have looked at allergies etc, but I do wonder if such a rash ( and it is nasty, and she is scratching enough to cause herslef real harm) can be due to mental state, in anyone's opinion. Would welcome your views? Many thanks.