Had to send my 92 year old mother to a nursing home from the hospital per Dr.'s orders. Mom has dementia, hardening of the arteries, and has had several small strokes. Her dementia causes her mind not to work properly at times. She has tried to turn on TV with the remote control, hides things then can't remeber she his them or find them, tried to use the iron & put egg beaters in the wholes on the bottom of the iron. She won't hardly eat her drink and ended up in the hosp due to her electrolytes being dangerously low. Bottom line is that she is furious with me for putting her there. All she talks about is wanting to go back to her home and that she wants to die! At the emergency room and in the hospital she kept saying that she wanted to die also. She told her DR that she prays every night not to wake up! The Dr told me not to try and take care of her myself because the dementia will only get worse and will drive everyone in my family crazy and will probably cause problems in my marriage! Well, my husband and I already take care of our 18 month old grandbaby, he is our world! You can't reason with my mother, she is a very stubborn person, very controling. She wants to go home and have someone stay with her but the DR says she needs 24 hr care which will be even more exspensive that a nursing home! I can't get that across to her! All she talks about is wanting to go home. The nurses say to ignore her but how can I when that's all she talks about? I feel guilty when I am there (which is almost every day) because I feel like I am neglecting my family, and when I'm not there I feel guilty because I am not with her and know what I will walk into when I go back! Is ther anyone out there who has gone through this? I don't know what to do!