My dad has been in a nursing home since Sept. of this year, and he is a hand full for the staff b/c they do not have training for dealing with a dementia. My mom visits him daily. She talks him out of his combative behavior, makes sure he gets up and out of his wheel chair to walk/go to the bathroom, and makes sure he naps. I live nearly a thousand miles away, and I am constantly worried about my mom and how stressful this is on her. I can hear it in her voice that she is worn out with going to the nursing home EVERY day and dealing with the symptoms of this terrible disease on the man she has loved for nearly 60 years. But I can also tell that she feels very compelled to go each day anyway. What can I do to help her? As I mentioned, I live far away, and I'm just racking my brain for solutions. Should I tell my mom not to go see my dad every day? Should I try to contact her friends or family or church members to see if they can help? And if so, what do I ask them to do? Visit my dad? Visit my mom? I'd really appreciate all and any input on this situation. Thank you.