Hello MK and many thanks for your very helpful reply. Your mother's condition sounds very similar to my mother's - i.e. not remembering what she has done or saying she's had no visitors when in fact she's had loads etc. Thank you for reminding me that the phone calls aren't 'for real' - that is so true and it's something I shall keep telling myself.
No - I have only one sister and she lives in the USA (I'm in the UK). She's great and does a lot for Mother when she comes but obviously can't come to the UK very often. She's recently been here for several weeks and it was she who organised getting Mother into the home (it was Mother's own choice by the way). My sister wanted to get it all done while she was here to save me the trouble as I've had BC.
There are no other relatives close by so there's no-one else Mother can call and unfortunately my phone number seems to be one thing she hasn't forgotten!
I've started unplugging my phone at night so that I can get some sleep and now I'm only answering a few of the daytime calls - otherwise quite apart from the stress levels - it's impossible to get anything done. I shall see how it goes and keep on hoping that she settles down.
I'll let you know what happens.
Hugs - Anthi