I have been contacted by someone from a dept of a leading London university - they are doing research into the quality of life in CHs, and how it could be improved. I am seeing one of the team next Tues after visiting my mother. Over the phone she told me that 50 CHs are involved in the study. I was wondering a) whether anyone else has been asked, and b) if anyone has any particular thoughts I could pass on, about how Q of L could be improved in CHs. My mother"s CH is pretty good, purpose built for dementia, and I don't really have any definite points to make. A couple of things that have occurred to am from other people are residents being locked out of their rooms in the daytime, and relatives not being allowed to visit at mealtimes. Insufficient activities are obviously another, but I would probably add that not everyone is a natural joiner-inner (my mother never was ) and people should not all be lumped together just because they have dementia. I will of course tell the researcher about TP - I am sure they could glean a lot of information from here.