My mum is now 84 years old and how she keeps going is beyond me. Her care home have just started visiting in a converted garden bedroom with gauntlet type gloves to allow visitors to hold the hand of their loved one. I was sceptical about whether mum would be able to understand what was happening but in the end I decided to give it a go. I don’t know who was more upset, me or her. She has lost a huge amount of weight in the past few months, her hair is long (covid restrictions), but most distressing is her demeanour- she looks absolutely tormented. She kept trying to get away from me, biting the gloves. She has no recognisable speech, just a screech every now and then. All told she has lost three stones since going into the home, two stones in the past 9 months or so. Staff tell me she is still eating and drinking. Sorry for the long post, I’m just feeling very anxious after seeing Mum yesterday. I’m praying for a vaccine and rapid testing so that I can visit properly before much longer. Is anybody else in this situation?