It's been 7 weeks and my mom's dementia is getting worse. She lived with me for 32 years (we have a mother-in-law flat in our home). She was totally independent until this horrible disease took over 7 weeks ago. I thought her nursing home stay was going to only be for re-hab because it looked like her mind was getting clearer and she started walking with a walker and assistance. The therapist says her paranoia may diminish if we bring her home. I already feel guilty for having to leave her there, but the day after admitting her I had a nervous breakdown. My family doesn't think I can handle taking care of her at home yet, and if I'm honest with myself, I know they are right. I want her to relax, and now I feel she may only do that if she is home. I can only take her out for 4 hours a day, and I'm wondering if I brought her home for those 4 hours if it would help or hinder her. I visit every day, and I only live 5 minutes from the nursing home. This is all new to me since mom has had her "wits" for 95 years. Now all of a sudden she's been diagnosed with Demenita with Lewy Body. Can anyone offer any advice?