Mom is 86 with alzheimers. She still lives in her small home but the disease is taking its toll. She has no memory left, says every day that 'Im kind of confused today', can no longer manage her finances, and isolates herself. She also does not believe she has alzheimers, which is common I'm sure. My problem is that by not being open to visiting a day center, she only has me to come around, to visit, do her shopping, etc. Without her memory, she is unable to carry on any kind of conversation so unless i talk, she just sits. I end up trying to fill time talking about something, anything, and its not easy to do for hours. She is extremely stubborn and has been independent for the last 30 years since my father passed. I feel guilty not wanting to spend hours over there just sitting, and shes always quick to say...when will you be back to see me? I dont want to be her answer to loneliness and although everything I read says social activities are so important, she refuses to consider assisted living or any social gatherings. She lives 30 monutes away, which is not far, but ive limited visits to every weekend...and i feel bad that shes lonely but i also dont want to feel guilty that im not giving her more of my time. Does anyone else go through this kind of thing??