Someone made a post on TP about outsiders who think that PWD are just harmless dotty old ladies. That perception is so true and so off beam. This neighbour of mum’s clearly thinks Mother is a frail old woman with a daughter who just turns up when she feels like it. She’s never been on the receiving end of Mother’s venom and spite and lies. The neighbour has probably never thought about the fact that none of Mother’s extended family want anything to do with her and that she’s hasn’t had friends for years. Therefore, despite this neighbour’s comments, I know I’ve done the right thing, morally. Mother may well rage and cry about being in a CH but there was no way she could have stayed in her house much longer. I received a message this morning this morning from the neighbour on the other side supporting my decision totally and telling me Mother had started ringing the emergency services because she had a pain in her hip and had started knocking on random doors asking for help with things in her house. It would only have been a matter of time until something major happened. Last night was the first night for months and months that I went to bed knowing both elderly ladies were completely safe and secure.