My 94 mum has AZ and lives with myself and hubby. Since we moved her last summer, her short term memory has declined considerably. She sometimes wakes up and says where am I! Now we have managed to get a care package and carers come in to get mum showered mon-fri and also pop in for a tea call a bit later, mainly to check on her as I work part time and hubby full time. My question is, I have been offered some respite care for mum if we want it, but I'm deeply concerned that this would worsen mums condition. I know she would hate going into the home to begin with as she has always maintained that care homes for elderly people who sit around in chairs sleeping all day!! And of course, thinks there's nothing wrong with her and is capable of staying at home alone. has anyone got experience with respite, and did it make a huge difference to their mental state? All advice welcomed!