When Mom is in a funk, should I work to get her out of it or just leave her to stew? She is in the middle of Alzheimer's and gets depressed and pessimistic. She cries about having no life and nothing to do. However when I suggest something she is adamant about not wanted to do it. I will suggest we go for a ride in the car or over to my house for lunch and she will absolutely refuse to go. I am never sure if I should get angry at her and try to shame her into going or if I should just leave her apt and let her be? Sometime I just sit with her and keep reminding her she is loved and has people who love her. She will just keep saying the same thing over and over. " I never had to depend on anyone before, I could drive and go places. Now I can't go anywhere and I have no money". I remind her she has money and I can take her someplace but she won't go. Should I try to force her to do things she really doesn't want to do?