My 85 year old mother suffers with vascular dementia. She is currently in a small group assisted living due to a broken hip. She doesn't want to interact with the other residents who are mostly Alzheimer residents, so she sits in her room and watches TV. When I visit, we don't have much to talk about. I was wondering if I brought old photos and asked her about them if it would just make her more sad that she is where she is? I'd like to hear others' experiences. This forum has been so helpful to me - the "Newbie"