I'm flying home with mom for her 50th high school reunion in December. The reunion is Christmas weekend. We are staying with my mom's sister. My mother is demanding to stay longer than the week. No one will be here to assist with her if I leave her. My aunt is 79 (10 years older than mom) and she has her own health issues that she is in denial of half the time. My mother of course is saying, "I'm the mother and you don't tell me when I travel." Mind you, I explained that I do not have enough leave to take anymore days from work. This is it. I told her she is welcomed to ask her sister if she can stay longer and she can pay for her returned trip. How do I deal with this? Tickets were already purchased in advance for this trip. Noone wants to deal with my mom's situation. My aunt already told me I can't leave her there with her. I want my mom to attend her reunion, she's been looking forward to this for months, but I don't want to pull teeth when it's time to get on the plane. It would be great to leave her so I can have some days to myself, but she would not be in the best care there. My aunt is in denial that she is deaf in one ear, she is a recovering stroke and heart disease patient. Two months ago was in a car accident and we don't think she should be driving further than her town for safety reasons. She is stubborn just like my mom, afraid for losing independence and the family is afraid that will cause her her life at some point. She barely hears the telephone, doorbell, close proximity conversation. Sleeps most of the day. My mom gets confused with her medication. So I prepare it and give it to her. I don't let her handle it. We tried that, no go. Ok, just rambling, just need to know how to handle this trip?