My Mother's dementia has progressed to the stage where we have been advised that, for her own safety and care, she needs full-time care. She had been "managing" on her own, at home with regular visits from carers and was at a Day Centre for most of the week. My sister and I visited several homes before choosing one where the staff have a positive and supportive attitude. Our Mother has no concept of her needs and was understandably very upset at moving from her home and familiar belongings and surroundings. She has been in the home for three days - very little time, I know, but she is so distressed, we feel dreadful and question whether it is right to put her through such unhappiness. Part of her is still the intelligent and fiercely independant spirit she has always been but the dementia means she cannot retain the explanations of why she is now where she is. Will it get any better or will her spirits be totally crushed? Has anyone else gone through this heartache?