How can I answer and keep things positive?
Mom w ALZ forgets I visit, keeps asking when I'm visiting, also when she can go back to her house. My mom's ALZ is progressing. She doesn't remember something that happened 5 minutes ago. So she almost immediately forgets when i visit. She is in assisted living about 1 1/2 hours away. She's more confused as well. she asks frequently when i'm coming to visit, even if i was just there. Also says that she may want to go back to her house- she thinks the family still lives there. How do i respond in a way to keep things positive, and helps me not get frustrated and defeated? It's a catch 22, telling her i was just there will upset her, and i don't want to lie that i'm coming the next day. Any tips?