I am not sure how to best deal with the saying goodbye thing.
One time I said I am going to my Alzheimer's parent. They became a bit distressed and said ok lets go then and tried to follow me out the door. A number of times. Was quite stressful.
So I have started to say I am going to the bathroom, then I go to the bathroom and then sneak off. But this I feel bad about doing. I hope that they don't remember I was meant to be coming back, but I don't know whether or not for sure. I'm worried that they might be upset that I don't go back. But their upset for me saying I'm going could be worse. So I am just not quite sure what to do.
What's the best way to approach this issue?