My mom has Alzheimer's and has a home helper every morning from 9 to noon. She has the opportunity to go to a center with adult day services. They also provide respite care. Both services are included in a fee that we already pay for her care.
We (mom, brother and I) toured the center last Friday. Yesterday we asked her if she would like to try going. She refuses. At first she seemed to think that we wanted her to move there. When we explained that it was just for a few hours during the day, she still refused. She got very upset (was crying) and eventually told us that she doesn't like the other patients there.
We think the interaction will help Mom deal with her depression. Her social worker and nurse agree.
Howe do I convince her to give it a try?