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Mum sounds almost - relaxed?! Of course Mum will have good and bad days but having the 24 hour reassurance must be helping her settle. I'm not sure she wouldn't be saying she was 'stuck here' even if she was at home, given she didn't always recognise her home, and she is probably being reminded more of not being able to come and go by the staff coming and going. It sounds like this has been a good move for mum. Hopefully now you can relax a bit, knowing she has her puzzles and is not stuck in her room all the time. The carers obviously care about her and know how she is doing and given it's only been a few weeks it's going really well.Thanks @CardiffGirlInEssex x It was a good visit, and has made me feel a bit better about things. I was worried when I did get to see mum she would be worse than when she went in and I'd think it was the wrong thing for her. She wasn't worse. She was better than she had been in hospital, and probably today a little better than she had been at home too, In hospital mum had been on the edge of agitation and was unsettled even on days we had good hospital visits.
Thats a good tactic xHi, my mum calls me everybody's names, and I smile and remind her of something really sweet she did for me, and even though she talks of herself in the third party
This works for me : I smile, then remind her of something she did for me that I'm incredibly grateful for and that shifts her mood. Even though she refers herself as the third-party, like 'that was a lovely thing that woman did for you', she smiles when I remind her again and again that it is her. I hope this helps