Frustration with Mom's dementia/memory.
I'm trying to convince mother (86 yrs old with NO short term memory) to move in with me (I'm 58) closer to my son/family, which is about 20 miles away from her current home. I rent a small home right across from my family/grandchildren. She doesn't want to move and I don't want to move into her home. Obviously she doesn't realize how bad her memory is...one day she is calling crying about how lonely she is and wants to move in with me (so I found a place that fits her need which isn't too far away from my son). Today after I found this nice little place for us, she did nothing but come up with all the reasons I should move in with her. She repeats herself about everything 10 times within 10 minutes...seriously. It is so frustrating to keep answering the same question over and over and over....I'm not sure how long I'll stay sane living with her but it's the right thing to do. How in the world do people handle that kind of repetition from their parent???? If I do get her to agree to move, I just need advice on how to stay sane deaing with it....thanks!