My mother is in her late 80s and has lived alone since my dad died with dementia nearly 20 years ago. She generally looks after herself ok but has gradually developed memory problems, and not been able to find things, and has recently been imagining intruders in the house and getting very worked up about that as you might imagine. The GP referred her for an assessment, which I'm trying to fix up ASAP. She is (of course) resistant to the idea of moving to a care home and in her ideal world would live in a small flat with people close at hand. I know that the process of moving causes faster deterioration and so am hoping that some form/s of support will enable her to stay at home a while longer until she is no longer safe, but I don't really know how that could work, and my siblings think a home is the only option. Any people who have had similar experiences?