Just wondered how many people have placed their loved ones in dementia only home? Some of the homes I visited had a mixture of residents with dementia, plus those who were there due to old age, all living together as one community. Whereas in others the residents with dementia lived in a separate wing. If someone does not have challenging behaviour and is unlikely to wander, do they need to live in a specialist dementia home? The most important thing seemed to be the staff/resident ratio, the staff training and the activities provided. That, plus a good manager.