My mum was found wandering on sunday morning and taken to A&E. She was upset and could not explain what was happening, and the day deteriorated until she was sectioned. She just wanted to get away and i can't blame her. A&E was distressing but efficient but after that things went downhill. She was taken to an assessment ward which was understaffed and frightened me and mum just wanted to run away and i cant blame her because so did i and we eventually did run away because she could not understand why we wouldnt take her home.The police phoned us they had been called to the ward but we stayed away because we thought it may be best as we could not handle her and thought we were making it worse. She ended up being taken to an adult pshychiatric unit and we went straight there. she was very distressed and there was a woman who was shouting, lost her temper and pulled the curtains off the window which shocked mum. She had to go onto that unit because there was a D&V outbreak on the lederly ward. The next day when i visited she initially refused to speak to me but eventually came round a bit so i could explain to her they were going to transfer her to an elderly unit in a neighbourin town. I told her itvwould be a change of scenery and they would probably be playing cards there which she loves so she agreed to go. When we got there she was being man handled by two male staff and a whole lot of other people had come running. Complete mayhem. They then noticed us and took us to the room she had been taken to and told us she had tried to bite the staff whonwere trying to restrain her. We were promptly left with her and i eventually got her calmed down and said we would join the people in the lounge (nobody had spoken to us about what was going on). We went into the loung and i quickly realised that she had probably tried to run away and i didnt blame her. I was trying to tell her just keep calm, keep your head down, do what they say and we would try and get her back asap when another patient hit me. it didnt hurt but the people in the loung were far worse than my mum and i was scared though there were plenty of staff. Another lady exposed herself and all in all i was very frightened. we showed her her room which was just an unmade bed in a cold overlarge impersonal room at the end of a corridor and she said she would not be staying as it was not safe. i felt the same way. the staff reassured us and said she would be safe . I just dont know what delights await if they get the ward in out town free of sickness and she is transferred back. please someone tell me this is for her own benefit because so far it has been the most frightening thing of her and my life and i dread the rest of the day, i am so scared and can hardly type this.is it some sort of punishment, did i do something wrong orvis there some point here i am just not getting. Whats happening?