Hi, I'm new to talking point, my mum is 79 and diagnosed with dementia 4 years ago. She also has parkinsons. Earlier this year she was in hospital for a long period of time due to a sudden change in the dementia and several falls, and she went from the hospital to a nursing home for respite, unfortunately she hasn't improved so we made the hard decision that she should stay there, which she agreed to and is documented. Now 2 months on some days she's ok and some days she's horrible, blaming me for not letting her live with me (not possible as have a young family, work and nowhere for her to sleep! Also because of the parkinsons she needs help in all areas.) Never would have wanted to stay with me before. Just feel so guilty, but I know in my heart it's the best for mum to keep her safe.