He has severe memory problems, and does not retain information given to him for more than 30 minutes. I feel he will be very upset and not refuse to go into care if I tell him the truth. However, my mother can no longer cope and her health is causing me additional worry.

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We told Mom she was going to a new apartment where she would meet new people. Saying its just respite care would be OK. I doubt trying to tell him Mom needs a rest. He probably cannot reason anymore.
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