Mom was living alone with "mild" dementia for almost 2 years, then had household fall was not found for 3 days, hospital 6 days, rehab 4 weeks, now enhanced assisted living with memory care for 4 weeks. It's a wonderful place, non-institutional feel, nurses on staff 7 days, doctors available most days. The building is secured with a key code, but residents can freely use another door to a large, enclosed garden area. I take her walking most days on trails on the property. Right now she accepts that she is there for medical reasons, but she wants to go home as soon as she's "better." Cognitively, she is the genius in this building--she can read, write, use the telephone (with multiple tries), sometimes figure out what day it is and what time it is. In spite of aphasia and refusal to use hearing aids, she can carry on a conversation. Several times she has called or written to her friends and asked them to take her to the bank or take her home. Fortunately they did not, but one set of friends does not seem to believe she has dementia at all. They have offered to take her off the property more than once, even though I told them they are not on the list to take her out of the building. My brother and I both live out of state. I'm going back home in a few days. She is not under guardianship, but so far, she has not been cognitively able to initiate and follow through with any actions to actually leave the place on her own. But I worry her friends will try to "help" her get back to her house. Must I repeatedly call and speak to every friend to ask them not to "help" her? And what if the friends don't agree with me? Any ideas or experiences?