I called mum this morning on her room number at the care home. She answered and I could tell straight away she’s not in a good place. I tried all the usual techniques of distraction by changing the subject and trying to reassure her that ‘her family have not dumped her there....’ It hurts so much that she feels like this and the separation from family who she used to see every day prior to Covid restrictions is having such a devastating impact on her. We’ve been allowed two twenty minute pod visits but she’s not had the touch of family since 23rd March. I know much of what she says is the dementia talking and not mum, but the fact she ‘feels’ abandoned is obviously a true feeling and not dementia. I know there is no magic answer to this so just sharing! She put the phone down on me today which she doesn’t do even when she’s having a bad day. I called the home and asked them to check in on her as she is obviously in some distress today. When will this all be over!