This is a question about fairly advanced AD... Disorientated, depressive, unable to dress, undress, requiring helping with feeding and of course talking AD but not incontinent and an apparent awareness of the people close... I suspect the answer varies with the stage of AD the person is at... When somebody is put into a care home they will probably be there for the rest of their lives... They will have to become institutionalised and make the place their 'home'. They will have to find companionship or even some sort of friendship with their fellow 'residents'...... (Perhaps one of the good things about AD is that they quickly 'forget'...) When somebody goes into a care home - albeit unwillingly - how often should you visit? Is it better in the first few weeks to not visit at all? Allow them to accept the new 'home' and hopefully have forgotten the old? Once 'settled' then the visits make a 'highlight' for the resident but are quickly forgotten... or Visit daily, with the advantage of letting them not feel, for a brief period, abandoned but perhaps extending the 'settling in period by constantly reminding them of you?