After quite a torrid time of late caring for mum now showing signs of severe dementia, for two days she returned to normal, her old self again. She even managed helping round the house, folding clean washing, setting table for tea. Though pleased to see this in her, it left me confused as lately conditioned myself seeing her with dementia, realising not my mum anymore as once knew. Course her new demeanour didn't last for long and today returned to her frail, child-like self again with dementia. Today constantly packing her bags to go away ... (her own home where born, or her brother's, who died two years ago, or to hospital!! I assume she's getting confused with going into respite care, told her about which used as an excuse for a holiday for her she's going on and to. The point I'm making, feel more settled in myself now she's returned to "normal" again with her dementia, as when fine the other day found it most unsettling. So why should I feel guilty about this and anyone care to explain, is this normal with someone with dementia ... fine one day and totally opposite the next? Thanks, Regards, Keith.