My mom is now living in a Residential Care home, after several stressful weeks of assessments and months of increasing dementia. The caregivers there are very kind, and although it has only been a few days, she seems to be settling in. She was beginning to "wander", and knowing she is safe is a huge relief for me.
The challenge for me now is letting go. A manager by nature and profession, I find myself continuing to micro-manage doctor, hair dressing and dentist appointments, just as I used to. And when I'm not micro-managing, well, I'm just plain thinking about her.