Mum has now reached the stage where, frankly, stimulation is really not working. She does not like to be "encouraged" to do anything, she hates loud noise of any description even people talking together in front of her. It just makes her in a"grotty" mood and she says some awful things when she is in these moods. She's at her best when she is sitting quietly with one person talking to her. She is feeding herself and drinking ok, but she has to be encouraged otherwise she would just sit looking into space. Also her conversation is very jumbled and mixed up, but I let her speak and she seems to know what she is saying, I just agree with everything, its easier that way! How can I stimulate if her brain cells are dead! Does anybody else find that a lot of noise or a crowded room upsets somebody with dementia. I take her for a ride but she doesn't try to look out of the window or show a lot of interest when I point out scenery etc. ( I have nearly had a bloody accident concentrating on pointing things out to her instead of looking where I was going!) Its a blooming nightmare, I feel exhausted at trying. Does anybody else find the same?