Hi there, I am a newbie on this board, but from what I have seen so far you all seem a really friendly bunch of people here.... So, I wonder if there is anyone out there that could possibly help me? In February my 79 year old mother was diagnosed with Vascular Dementia. My father (who is 86 years old in a few months time) decided to look after her at home by himself - obviously I help out when I can but basically he looks after her himself. She has good days and bad days (which is typical of this disease I believe?) but recently she has started to get very violent towards him. She throws remote controls at him, throws cups of tea at him, delights in hitting him repeatedly with her zimmer frame and just generally wants to hurt him, for whatever reason! Anyway, to cut a long story short, she is coming out of hospital in a few days time and my father and our family were deliberating about putting her in a care home because my father feels the illness is winning and he can no longer cope with her at home. But because she isn't THAT bad yet, none of us really wanted to do that yet so I decided to give my job up and look after her every other day at my house to give both my mum and dad a break from each other, to see if that eases the situation a bit. What I was wondering was if anyone here knows of any places I could get hold of some games, like jigsaw puzzles for example, that I could get to help stimulate mum while she is at my house. She cannot walk without her zimmer frame so really is limited to sitting down all day, but I need some ideas to keep her occupied for the nine hours or so a day that I will be looking after her. Any help in this matter would be very much appreciated. Thank you and sorry my post is so long!