Mom has been in assisted living for a little over three weeks and she has packed all of her things five times. Today, we visited and were going to take her out for lunch. When we arrived, everything was packed (including all of her pictures that were wrapped in towels). I have unpacked her four times, but I'm thinking that I might just let things stay packed up for awhile. After we walked into her room, she immediately asked my husband to take her home. When I told her she wasn't ready to go home yet, she began angry and lashed out at me verbally. We did go out to lunch, but the whole time she discussed going home as if it was a fact and was happening today. I realized that she has no idea how far she is from home because she kept saying, you can just run me by home. Home is 75 miles away. How do you handle it when your loved one continues to pack up their things to go home? Also, how do you stop yourself from telling your loved one what is really wrong with them? I have been advised not to tell her she has dementia/alzheimers but sometimes I have to fight the urge to just sit down and talk to her about it.