Mum was carted off to hospital last week with a UTI after being found wandering in the street. She was discharged afer 4 days and now has her care visits upped from 2 to 4 a day. I spend 2 days a week with her ( I live 80 miles away), she goes to day care twice a week and her only other close relative, my uncle, visits twice a week. Since coming out of hospital her short term memory is completely shot and she rings me or my uncle half a dozen times a day in floods of tears insisting that no-one has been to see her and saying how lonely she is. And on top of that some lowlife conned his way into the house today and made off with her purse with £150 in it. I can't help feeling that it is finally time she moved into a home, though she still insists she can look after herself. I feel so guilty and upset for her. I know it would not be a good move for her to come and live with us as I still work part time, she knows no-one here and to be honest I couldn't put up with her 24/7. I'm not expecting answers from anyone, just venting, feeling sad and wishiing we could turn the clock back.