Mum was placed in a nursing home about a month ago. She has fallen several times since then, and on one occasion has badly bruised her wrist and fractured her pelvis on the left side. Surgeon felt given her age and dementia that surgery wasn't the best choice so long as the fracture didn't worsen. She has also aspirated her food on two occasions when I took her out for dinner in the last few weeks. She keeps falling, even under the watchful eye of the nursing staff.
She has been at mid-stage dementia for 3+ years now. Some days her memory is pretty solid, most days it's a jumble, and she won't remember the conversation we had 10 minutes ago but can remember she has an appointment with one of her doctors.
Are the increased rate of falling and the aspirations a sign that her dementia is progressing faster? I've barely begun to adjust to her being in a nursing home, and now I wonder if I have to adjust to this change as well. I'd love to hear your thoughts and advice. Thank you all.