Mom (85) with no short term memory. Still living on her own. One day shes crying lonely and i find a place we can rent close to my son and family for help and she says thats what she wants...then she doesnt remember any of it and says her place is paid off and she wont leave and shes been alone just fine for 30 yrs since dad passed. She really wants me to move in to her house i think but ive told her we need to be closer to my son so i have help when we need it. She doesnt get that being 20 miles away makes it much more inconvenient to run over and do her shopping or check her tire pressure...or whatever she comes up with. My oldest sister died 10 yrs ago and my middle sister has had strokes and has cancer, so i am trying to manage things. I do her shopping, take her to dr and dentist appts, balance her checkbook, etc, and live 20 miles away. Shes not happy and wont socialize or leave the house. If she didnt have what mind she has, i could make decisions about moving her closer...how does everyone handle making decisions for someone whos in this 'in between' place like she is where one day shes miserable and then doesnt remember it the next day???