My mom has been living in a memory care facility for a year. She is about at stage 6, mobile, but unable to function independently at all. Of course there are many residents there who are much more advanced in the disease than she is. I am basically her only visitor, once or twice a week, because my brother lives far away and I've had to move her away from her friends so she could be closer to me. And I work full time. She does still know me and she is delighted to see me when I visit. But when I arrive, she is often just sitting. She can't read or do needlework anymore to pass the time. So many residents just sit and don't interact when there is no entertainment or activity at the facility. Does she miss me when I'm not there? What does a day seem like to her? She is not agitated or anxious like many residents. I guess I just need reassurance that she's not missing me terribly when I'm not there. Or maybe she doesn't miss me at all (she never mentions her ex-husband of 20 years who divorced her 2 years ago). I'm grateful she still knows and appreciates me. Are her days long and boring or does she perceive time going by the way we do?