Mom and I had a great day today. I went over for my usual visit on my day off and took her out to lunch and grocery shopping. All went well until our conversation drastically changed, and I was sucker punched in the heart. Here is our conversation:
Mom: I had a wonderful husband. Did you know him?
Me: Mom, you're talking about my daddy. The wonderful husband that you're talking about was my daddy.
Mom: He was? I don't remember.
I immediately changed the subject and went home shortly thereafter. What's next? I'm thinking it won't be long until something clicks and she won't remember that I'm her daughter. I don't know what to do. When will I know when it's time to move her from independent living (where she lives now) to assisted living and then finally to memory care?