Hi I'm feeling a bit of a cheat because I hardly post on here...and I don't get time to visit much. But now I need some help and it seems that you're the place to start. My 82 year old mother had a fall (or was pushed?) last night and I've just learned from the hospital that she has boken her hip. They will operate sometme today. She is in probably late mid stage dementia. Still mobile, still continent, recognises people she sees every day (but not me, who she sees every month), doesn't really eat, is restless at night (hence the fall), can't watch tv, can't read or amuse herself in any way. In a few hours I will rouse the family and we will be on our way to see her (they live a 2 hour drive away). I'm wondering what effect this will have on her. How easy is it going to be for her to recover? Will this advance the alzheimers? Anyone with similar experiences willing to share? By the way if it was 'a push' there will be no blame attached to her 87 year old partner who does a heartbreakingly wonderful job of looking after her. I haven't spoken to him yet but I can imagine what he's going through right now and I really need to speak to him to reassure him.