My mom, age 98 and with increasing dementia, always begs me to stay when I'm ready to leave her ALF, whether it's been 30 min or 5 hrs. She's more & more like a toddler who doesn't want "mommy" to leave. And her conversations are a jumbled mix of lifetime of memories & people. Not sure how to handle this without leaving her feeling sad and guilty. Both my sisters have died in last couple years; my brothers live far away & are no help at all. Her ALF is wonderful place w/loving & caring staff.