Thanks for the info. Glad she appears to be having a good time at day care. Sometimes change is rough.
Some pain meds can exacerbate dementia. It might be a good idea to research that and speak to the staff the next time she needs pain control meds.
My mom had breast cancer surgery under a local (at my insistance) and I spent a goodly amount of time with the surgeon and anesthesiologist making clear that, in order for them to do the surgery, they needed to follow certain protocols regarding mom's dementia. They didn't particularly like it, but those were my terms. She had no ill effects from the sedation and pain meds they gave her.
Just something to keep in mind for the future. Many meds which don't bother us can really bother a dementia patient and often the effects aren't reversible.
Hope everything continues to go smoothly. That's the best gift