Firstly, sorry if this has been discussed elsewhere, I looked but couldn't find it. If there is a thread I'm happy for someone to redirect me. In the meantime, I'm considering respite care as an option for my Mum. The Alzheimer's is gathering pace & I think realistically a care home setting will eventually be inevitable and actually better for her. However, I have no idea how she will react never having been a great 'joiner-in' during her life. So, is respite care a good idea to see if she likes it? What happens if she hates it? it will make the future prospect of it being permanent much harder if I know she hated the respite. I know there is no right answer but I would so appreciate people's experiences & thoughts. As ever, thanks for being there.