So --- mom was inpatient in Psych Hospital because of extreme fear of being by herself ---- especially at night. We have been told she can no longer live by herself and no longer drive..... she is with brother but he and wife work during day. She is calling me because now she is even scared to be alone during the day ----- my question is ---- is this real fear? should we put her in a position (leaving her alone so we can go to work) where she is forced to overcome the fear? Can she overcome the fear or in her dementia state ---- can she not? Please advise!!!!