To make things a little easier, here's a few things you need to know about our mom. She likes the smell of Tide detergent and Downy fabric softener on her clothes. She loves to visit. She enjoys watching polka on Saturday nights and Hallmark movies on occasion. She likes evening showers and sleeping in her comfy chair until bedtime. She likes chocolate and vanilla sandwich cookies and a small glass of milk as a snack before bedtime (2 chocolate and 2 vanilla -- "because they're so small"). She loves to visit. Every chance she gets. Just talk to her. She prefers a game of cards with others over watching tv programs. And if no one is available to play cards with her, she will play solitaire. Over and over again. Sometimes she prefers a chocolate piece of cake for breakfast and a butterfinger blizzard for supper. She loves to visit. Her bed has to be made every morning. (No joke. The world will stop spinning if her bed is not made.) She is the queen at drawer organization. And rubber bands ... well, they get dirty. She has been known to wash rubber bands. She prefers soft lamp light to bright overhead lighting. She loves to visit. 4am is a normal wake-up time for her ... always has been, always will be. Did I mention she loves to visit? Her needs are simple, really. Just visit with her. This will brighten her day and make this transition just a little easier. Oh, and if you are willing, challenge her to a game of cribbage and watch her lighten up!