My biggest headache in taking care of my 82 yo Mom who has early dementia is making her understand that I WANT to help her. She still has enough sense to realize she shouldn't drive (which is good) but still needs some social interaction, otherwise she just sits & watches TV. I visit with her one evening a wk & offer to take her shopping etc., take her to all of her Dr. appts., and each Sunday, trying to make her understand that I want to take her to church on Sunday. Something she has done for many yrs. She is so much happier when I bring her home just with that little social time. She even admits how much she loves to go. But the continued battle and frustration I have with making her understand certainly wears thin on me. I know I have had the same conversations with her every weekend, like Ground Hog Day! Any suggestions on ways to help her understand its OK for her daughter to help would be appreciated.