Thanks, Pete. I feel much better than I did, and grateful for all the care they are receiving. I have managed several calls, all with my dad, you was quite jolly once, angry and slamming the phone down a couple of hours later. My brother got through to my mum once and she was happy, thought she was in hospital and this was her first day. I must admit that I dread calling because I don’t know what response I’ll be greeted with from my dad. To protect myself, I’ve set up, for the first time, a rota with my brother whereby he calls 3 days a week. Two of my daughters also call. It’s my turn today and I am unlikely to get my mum, who tends to be in the lounge, away from the phone in her room, and anyway she is so confused she might not know who I was. My dad, if he answers, will demand I ‘get them out of here’ and will get angry if I explain I can’t do that. Am really hoping the medication will make him calmer and happier and less combative, as much for my sake, if I am honest, as for theirs.Hi @Trekker, that sounds like reassurance for you too, which is important. I guess the things that were probably going on hidden behind closed doors can now be addressed. It does sound as though Mum is flourishing. Hopefully in time (and perhaps with some medication) Dad will settle too. I know it probably seems like a lifetime in the current situation but three weeks isn't a long time at all. It sounds as though they are in good hands, and certainly safer than their home environment. I hope you have managed the odd call - it must be difficult not being able to visit. All the best.