Hello all, I am new to these boards, I can't believe I haven't found you before! My sister graciously offered to stay in my house with my mom so I could go on vacation with my husband and two children. Usually my sister comes a few times a week so I can run out to appointments or pick up my child from school, that kind of thing but she has never slept over or done the morning routine with my mom (putting dentures in). I assist mom with all of her ADL as well. I don't know how to handle this with mom. In the last 6 months her memory has definitely gotten worse and if I had to guess I would say she's probably mid stage 6, doesn't want to leave her room, probably a 30 second working memory. I don't want her to think I've abandoned her, we have been together literally everyday for the last 3 years and she has never gone to bed without my saying goodnight to her. Last year when we went on vacation she begged me to leave her home, have someone come in so she didn't have to go, etc. It took me 6 hours to talk her into getting in the car, she never left her bedroom when we got there and then when we were coming home she didn't realize we had even been gone. I promised her she would never have to do that again. I know that on the scale of things, this is very trivial compared to everything else we all have to deal with on a daily basis but my concern is that I don't want her to think I have abandoned her or she did something wrong and that's why I left. She has confabulations and in each of them it centers around someone being mad at her or her doing something wrong. And even with her memory being what it is, when I am out she will ask my sister where I am. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thank you!