I moved my mother into a CH near to me four weeks ago. Initially I visited daily but at the moment visit every other day. I take her out one day over the weekend; last Saturday the weather was good so we spent several hours in my garden, which was lovely. I did wonder how she would be visiting my house but she had no recollection of it and didn't recall ever staying there (it's 3 years since she stayed), but she was fine when I took her back to CH. Yesterday we went shopping then had lunch at my house. I needed her to sign a couple of documents and at this point she asked whether she'd ever go back to her own home again. She's asked me this lots of times over the past few weeks and I've explained benefits of where she's staying, which each time she realised is for the best. Yesterday it was different and while we were together she couldn't recall the CH at all, so when I took her back it was if she was going in for the first time! She did recognise it once we got inside the CH and to her room. Throughout her time in the CH, Mum doesn't recall any visitors (me or my brother), even the day after, and frequently says she feels empty (she said this a lot when living in her own house). The CH is great and I'm happy that she's being properly looked after and that she's being involved in activities etc. I felt pretty low last night but I wonder whether frequency of visits makes any difference - Mum is always pleased to see me so I tell myself that she benefits from frequent visits/trips out, even though she doesn't recollect them. I wonder whether the frequency of visits makes any real difference to her general sense of wellbeing if she can't remember them?