Yet again, I arrived at the NH to find that 'Jeremy Kyle' was on the TV in the lounge. Yet again, I asked for something more appropriate. One of the carers changed the channel, but this just resulted in another 'aggressive' programme being screened. Last week they had 4music on! I can see how this affects residents. My dad is now at an advanced stage of his illness and doesn't notice the noise anymore, but he was previously very bothered by any background noise. I'd brought this up with management many times in the past, but it seems the TV is still just there to entertain the carers!! From the experience I have with my dad, I understand that the brain becomes unable to distinguish background noise from any other noise. Many a time someone has posted on here about the confusion with TV, and the fact that noise becomes an issue. My dad worked in TV production for many, many years, but when dementia hit him very rapidly, he thought the TV crew where there, in his home. I'd be talking to him on the phone; I could hear the TV blaring, and Dad would be telling me that they were filming in his house. They were all there, making a noise and getting in his way. He made them all sandwiches and tea, but they didn't bother with that: they were too busy. I understood this, because his previous career was further confusing the issue. All the residents at this NH have moderate to advanced dementia. This NH also claims to deal with challenging behaviour; so why oh why, do they not understand ? I already know the answer, but it frustrates me so! I have suggested some calming music, but I guess that would just bore the carers!