I've been providing day to day care for my grandmother over the past few weeks who has dementia after a failed transition to full time care about 5 weeks ago. Due to protocols, she had to isolate for 7 days on arrival and after 2 she failed and came back home. Over the past month she has got progressively worse (which can't be helped) which is why each family member does about 4 days at a time to preserve some "normality" and give everyone some breaks (two of the carers work either full time or close to full time so taking large chunks of time off was never going to be a long term solution) But I heard some very good news yesterday......at long last at the end of the month she is moving to care permanently without the need to isolate - just need a negative covid test and limited contact with the outside world (my aunt who lives closest can visit her in her room but can't take her out until we have further easing of the restrictions due to COVID). We had thought that it wasn't likely to happen until mid December if not later so this is just the news we all need. I have one more stint of caring for her along with my mum for 4 days next week then she moves.