Mom in Assisted Living makes up things to coerce me into visiting.
I visit my mom (with dementia) nearly everyday. Whenever I need to do things for myself or my family and need to miss seeing her one day, she makes up sicknesses and asks me to bring her something from the pharmacy (over-thecounter remedies). I recognize what she is doing and have started just saying okay, then waiting to visit her the next day as planned. She always says how lonesome she is and that she hasn't eaten in days. I know that she is eating and the staff says that she does get out and socialize with the other residents.. Does anyone else deal with this type of manipulative behavior?