I was given guardianship over my 90+ year old mother due to her inability to make rational decisions. Mom has lived with me for a year while I have made legal arrangements to sell her house which is in another state. While here, Mom's dementia has worsened to the extent that she has been increasingly confused about what state she is in and sometimes who I am. She even gets lost in our modest rancher. Nevertheless, she persists in saying that she wants to go home!
The good news is that we now (finally) have offers for her house and I am about to accept one, but the bad news is that I have no idea what/how to tell Mom. I've always tried to be honest and feel that she should know that she will never be able to return to the home that she and my deceased step-dad worked so hard to obtain. However, I wonder if telling her is cruel. Should I just use a "therapeutic lie" and tell her that it is still there?