I have just got back from my first visit with Lex. He didn't seem pleased or displeased to see me. I had a long chat with the RN before seeing him regarding various aspects of the dementia unit - very helpful. I joined him as they were finishing the morning's exercises and as morning tea was being brought round. We both sat and had out teas and a blueberry muffin (yummy) and I asked him how he was. He told me that he hadn't been given anything to eat since being there but couldn't recall how long that had been. He wanted to know if we had bought a new house yet (?) and then wanted to know when we were leaving. This questioning was answered with - I have a few errands to run, I'll call back after I've done them - but he wasn't satisfied with this, he said he would come too. He said he would have to leave as it just a complete 'balls-up' in there - they were always changing their minds on who to trade with. This would allude to our business I presume, poor beggar . With a pre-arranged signal one of the care-givers came over and distracted him whilst I beat a hasty retreat. The staff seem so lovely, and it was good to put a face to the people I have only spoken to on the phone. The unit itself was very clean and didn't even have that 'smell' that institutions seem to have. I still have to make that decision of whether or not he stays permanently, but hate the thought of putting him through all the upset of settling in again.