I finally got my cousin settled into AL today. The plan is that she is there for rehab, including getting her medication regulated, physical therapy and nutrition. All of this is true, but she believes she will leave in a month or two and asks about it a lot. Her dementia is significant and she cannot care for herself. There is no way she can live alone. She can't cook, remember she takes meds, doesn't remember her address, etc. She knows she has these memory issues, but she forgets so I have to keep explaining it.
More tests will be necessary to confirm AD, but she appears to be in Stage 5. Will there come a time that she will not remember she wants to go home? How long will the repeated questions lasts? Oh, there is no one for her to go home to and the house is not habitable. Unless there is a miracle and she regains her memory and faculties, she can never leave assisted care.