My mom went to jail in August of 2017. While there she was having hallucinations, severe ones. She had mice for years that were fake. My mother lost both eyes at 62 to macular degeneration so I contributed it to her loss of sight. This time it was different she saw me be tied up and my mean sister bring beer into the jail and party with the police. They sent her to a State hospital for the mentally ill. They diagnosed her with moderate to severe dementia. When they released her on September 11, 2017, I went to pick my mother up. They handed me some medicine and said to sign for them. I ask what they were for and was told they couldn't tell me so I signed then came home and googled them. The main one was Risperidone. She had delirium for about two months. In January she started to hallucinate again. Took her to family doctor he increased her dose. We did great until beginning of March. She couldn't put sentences together, halluncinations were back but worse she was seeing children, talking out of her head. She had a doctors appointment on May 1, 2018 to see a neurologist. On the morning of April 28, 2018 she woke me up trying to leave and said someone was here to kill us. We needed to immediately leave the house. So I took her to a local emergency room and they admitted her and sent her to another hospital that can deal with these types of patients. She was there for about 12 days. While there she even tried breaking all the windows out of the hospital and smacked a nurse in the nose. I signed her into a nursing home on May 10, 2018. After about four or five days she came back to herself. She says it was an out of body experience and wanted to know if she killed anyone. She now wants to leave the nursing home. The doctors said she has to be in memory care unit. In fact she believes this place is a hospital. They have asked me to stay away for a little while while she adjusts. I'm not sure how to tell her she will not be coming back home. I can not do this anymore and we had a hard time placing mom because of her police records from getting into trouble while being drunk. If she continued to just be forgetful I could handle her. But the hallucinations are more than I can handle. No one in my family has ever had dementia. Does anyone have any idea how to break this to my mom. She seems pretty clear minded right now and is now begging the nurses daily to call me so I will come get her. My biggest downfall is my heart. At this point I feel like my decision is my life or hers. Has anyone else experienced someone going that far off and coming back? So my two questions are: Can someone who is 77 years old be mis-diagnosed with dementia or does it mean they just have her on the right medicine for now? How do I tell a pretty clear minded mother that she can't come back home? May God Bless each and everyone who reads this because without this site and you. I wouldn't even no what to do.