What to say to a mother with dementia who lives in an ALF and complains that she is lonely?
she has activities to go to, but claims that she doesn't like many of them. Additionally she is not from this country and is a bit naive to games etc. She loves to dance and converse with people and go to parties where there is happiness in the air. Her ALF has parties and dances on occasion, and activites, but she continually tells me how lonely she is every time we talk or every time I see her. I asked her what she would like to be doing and she says she doesn't know and that she just feels lonely. I think she wants me to be with her all of the time. I visit her at least once weekly if not more and spend time with her, but I work and have a full life and cannot spend more time although I love her dearly. What can I say or do to help her not feel so lonely?