This is my first post. I have been caring for mum for about 5 years and she went into a home about 6 months ago. She broke her hip in the home and seemed to really go downhill from thereon. Having arthritic knees doesn't help but now her legs have swollen up to such an extent I am really worried. The worst thing is she will not sit down but endlessly stands up, walks about dragging the leg with the bad knee (not the replaced hip) behind her. She looks in terrible pain and won't rest or stay seated even when I visit which is several times a week. Can the anaesthetic from hip op make her mental condition fall so much? The only thing I could reason out with her was that by standing up she felt more in control. She is constantly crying out for help but not sure what for. Also getting aggressive. I don't know what on earth to do. All her time day and night is spent wandering around like this in pain and exhaustion. A social work team is monitoring her at the moment. I'm beginning to wish she would have a heart attack or something, not a very nice wish for your mother! I am distraught and quite ill myself.