She has dementia, and although she is functioning at a high level, she was not eating properly, wasn't handling food properly and did not always think she was in her own home. She does not remember my sisters and I staying with her 24 hours a day, as we were fearful of leaving her alone.
Now she says all the problems that brought her to assisted living was just a misunderstanding and she hates the assisted living. She does't understand why she is there and wants 'another chance' to go home and live alone. Nothing we tell her about the doctors have said she needs to be there has changed her mind.
It is hard to visit her, as she appears so unhappy, crying, and just wanting to go home. The staff says she is very outgoing, spending time with other residents and participating in activities when we are not there.
We have been second guessing our decision to place her in assisted living. Physically she is very healthy, bathes on her own, makes her bed, walks without any assistance.