My husband and I own a mountain home 2-hours away. We have no children and no other family to spend Thanksgiving with. We are planning on spending Thanksgiving at our mountain home. With my mother's ALZ, stage 6, I feel so guilty for leaving her. She does not remember my visits from one day to the next. Most days she does not know who I am and asks me where Trish is. I'm not sure who she thinks I am. I know she trusts me and believes that I am someone who loves and takes care of her needs. I take her treats when I visit and on good days we go out for lunch. I disconnected her flip phone when she moved into the AL facility (9/19/19). She hasn't mentioned her phone. I know that the facility will call me if something happens: a fall, sickness, etc. I keep telling myself that it's okay for me to go and enjoy myself and that Mom will not remember if I'm with her or not. Still, I'm so sad and torn over leaving her. I live 2 miles from her facility. I am all that she has to visit her. I hate this disease! Some days I feel as if this disease is destroying both of us. Thank you for any advice on how I can move past this horrible guilt and live my life.