Mum was diagnosed 2.5 years ago, was living on her own and moved to a care home 2 months ago. She has always been in the habit of ringing me a lot, which escalated over the period of time since her diagnosis. When she was still living at home I felt I had to answer her calls as there might be a problem, but I was hopeful that the panic phone calls would reduce once she was in a care home and not having to worry about keys, the gas, etc. This has not been the case and I am getting around 6 calls a day. This is putting me under a lot of emotional strain and means that we can’t just have a nice chat on the phone because I am too drained from the calls before that. Should I just ignore the phone? I don’t like to do this because she sounds very upset quite often and I am able to calm her down. But I am not calm and this doesn’t feel sustainable. Any advice would be welcome.