My 91 year old mother is living with me in Georgia. She was diagnosed with mild dementia about 4 years ago. Recently, I made arrangements to take a week off to work on my dissertation. To do that, I placed Mom in a Respite Care unit of an Assisted Living space. I also made arrangements for the ladies who would periodically 'sit' with Mom for me so I could grocery shop, go the doctor, etc. , to be there with her every day. So she had familiar faces. These ladies texted me every day upon arrival and departure with reports on Mom. She refused to eat, would not sleep in the bed because it wasn't hers, wouldn't drink water, cursed at everyone all the time. And the list goes on. When I went to bring her home, I was cursed out and she began to act as if she couldn't walk, didn't recognize places, etc. The staff said she kept wandering around, asking where she was. Now that we are at home, her behavior is a little off to me. She felt warm so I tried to take her temperature. When asked to open her mouth, she parted her lips and the look in her eyes was distant. I am not sure what to do. I can no longer handle this by myself. I am chained to the house for the most part. Mom can't afford assisted living and I'm told that her monthly social security income makes her ineligible for Medicaid. I am at a loss and its beginning to affect my health. Any suggestions?