My Dad has been taking care of my mum for the last 5 years This year there have been numerous bruises on her, including some severe ones. The day centre she attended twice a week were even keeping a log and alerting me on a regular . My Dad puts them down to falls, but there may be more to it than meets the eye, we will never know. She was recently admitted to hospital, you would not believe the state she was in, the doctors thought she had been mugged, although my dad said she had had several falls. (! had posted previously about my concerns). She was put on the Adult at Risk register by soc servs and photos were taken. Anyway, Dad finally realised that it was best she went into care, I don't think she would have been allowed home even if he had disagreed. We were lucky enough to get her into a care home 10 minutes walk from both Dad's house and mine. She has only been in there two days. She seems totally confused, as she was in hospital. Keeps asking to go home, then saying she doesn't want to go home. Dad is now saying, she is so unhappy there, he may consider getting her home. She cannot walk properly, our gp is going to look at her and see about phisiotherapy. Has anyone any experience of the ability to walk suffering? Our gp said this isn't a part of hte alzhimers. What I wanted is other peoples experience of people going into care, does it get easier for them, and us? She looks to sad when we leave and I keep visualising her just sitting in a row staring into space, with all the others, some far worse than her. She still knows who we are, but has deteroriated so much these last few weeks. I would like to wish you all as reasonable Xmas as possible in all our circumstances.