Mom was diagnosed w/ stage 5 Alzh, back in Dec. It was clear that she could no longer live alone and needed 24 care. Through a series of events(she went to hospital @ the end of Jan. w/ a small heart attack, spent 4 days there)...then straight to NH . She has never asked what she is doing in NH or when she gets to leave, for that matter. The NH is very close to me, so i try and visit, every day or every other day. She is not ALL ALONE anymore, at all and she actually kind of likes it there. The problem is, the workers tell me that she sits by the front waiting for me to visit ALL DAY...and when they tell me this, it makes me feel very guilty. When i go to visit for coffee or watch a movie, or sit w///// her she ALWAYS says "Im SOOOOO glad you are here...i thought you were dead" the CNA's tell her that I am at work, when she worries about me.. Any suggestions on how often to visit or does she even remember when i visit?? (her alzh is progressing and sometimes she knows she knows me, but dont think she always knows im her daughter...she just KNOWS im someone who cares. I might add there are very friendly ppl that work there and lots of things for her to do. She chooses not to participate . I feel responsible for her happiness...HELP!!!