Hi, all. I did try a search but it was difficult to find the right search terms. I saw my mother last Tuesday, and she said that the sheets on her bed were "too heavy," that the comforter was also "heavy," and that the sheets and the comforter (do you say eiderdown?) were much much too large for the bed. At first I thought she meant she was too warm in the night, that her covers were making her physically overheat. But as I talked with her, I began to have the feeling that she was trying to convey to me that there was some sort of tactile problem, that the sheets didn't feel right in some way against her skin. However, the only adjective she seemed able to access was "heavy." This afternoon, my mother called and told my husband the same thing about her bath towels. Well, first of all, she did not recognize the towels, and I understand that--they are about six months old, purchased when my mother moved into the care home, and while I tried to get ones that looked like her old towels, I wasn't able to find any, so bought her plain towels in her favorite color blue. Her old towels were not able to be salvaged, unfortunately. But my mother told my husband a long story about how the towels are "too heavy" and also that they are "too big" and she can't possibly use them because they are so big and heavy she just can't lift them. I bought her the smallest bath towels I could find, but they are larger, dimensionally, than her old ones, because the old ones were 40-60 years old and had shrunk in the wash over the decades to something the size of tea towels, or maybe started out that way. They were full of holes and...not hygienic. Anyway. She said the same thing to me about the comforter last week, which was on the floor: that it was so incredibly heavy, heavier than any blanket she'd ever felt, heavier than lead, pick it up, see how heavy it is, she couldn't possibly put that on her bed, because it's so heavy, see? If anyone has any idea what my mother might be trying to convey, or what I might do, or what on earth might be going on, I would be grateful. Or maybe you have no idea, but you've heard something like this before. Or maybe you haven't, but you can make sympathetic noises at me. I'd settle for that. I've been crying off and on all evening and feeling generally low. I'll stop whinging now and go look on the Internet some more for smaller towels that are lighter! Thank you.