My Mum moved to a lovely residential home almost 2 months ago after living with me for a year. She is very fast on her feet and quite physically fit (she's 76). She is on the dementia floor of the home and the other residents are mainly at a more advanced stage of dementia than Mum, many unable to communicate very well and many are asleep in their chairs when I visit. There are hardly any residents that she can engage with - Mum likes to talk to people but her sentences are very disjointed and it's hard to completely understand what Mum is trying to say. There are twice daily activities over the 3 floors of the home but Mum is mainly confined to the Dementia floor - she would probably try to leave the building if she wasn't. My concern is that Mum seems lonely and it's really hard for me to leave as she just looks around as if to say 'what can i do now?' It is like Mum is in an in-between stage of the illness where it had become too difficult for her to live at home with me and that she almost doesn't seem bad enough to be in the home? I guess I just need another chat with the staff to ask them to try and engage her in more things. Difficult one as I feel really guilty and sad when I have to leave her.