She is mildly bipolar and most likely has some dementia. She reads the daily paper, goes to meals and reads books. She isn’t social and doesn’t interact with the other residents. She loves to play rummy and she plays well. I am an only child and am pretty much her only visitor. I try to take her out weekly either to my house or to lunch. She has very low affect. Lately when I ask her a question she shrugs her shoulders and she rarely talks. I realize that everyone is different so I can’t compare her to other residents her age or older who seem so much more normal. My husband says that I should accept her the way she is and be thankful that she functions well in on her own terms.