Mother has decided that she can leave assisted living if she finds someone to stay with her at night.
Mom is doing well in assisted living, but like many others is always making plans to go home. Now she has decided that she will find someone to stay with her at night, and she'll go home. So everyone who visits her "volunteers" to stay with her when she goes home (this is only in Mom's mind). She calls and says her prayers have been answered and proceeds to tell me who has volunteered to stay with her. It is difficult because she really gets her hopes up that she is going home. I have learned to say "we'll look into to that" or 'let's see what happens". Mom really believes that there is nothing wrong with her. I took her out shopping and to lunch today and she called me tonight to ask what day it was. Because she doesn't have any real physical issues, she thinks she's fine. She will not accept that she has dementia, even though I have talked to her about it. I know many others experience these same problems. How do you deal with it?