My mother is 78 years old and lives in assisted living now. She was living with me for about 5 months but needed more care than I could give. My mother, I remember as a child, was very strong, very independent and worked 3 jobs to take care of me and my sister as my father left when I was 7 years old. I am now 55. My sister has nothing to do with the situation so it's all on me. I am POA and I take care of absolutely everything. Lately she has been calling me in the wee hours of the morning saying that she's lost, she doesn't know where she is, that I need to come and take her home, and she's in a basement and can't get out. I believe she has early onset dementia or Sundowner's Syndrome. I just need to hear others that have dealt with this situation and their experiences to give me some direction. I'm so lost and saddened by what I am witnessing. It's hard. I cry after I get done speaking with her as I don't want her to hear me upset. I love her so much.