Mom has just had her 100th BD! She has lived at a residential assisted living home for more than 5 years. She has recently become more confused and has been consistently demanding that she be taken to her "home", which is more most pronounced during the evening. She has been calling us for the last week after her dinner, and wanting to have us take her "home".
We have asked her to tell us where she thinks her home is - ie, is it the home that she lived for more than 50 years, and in another state? She told us tonight that she does not want to go there. She also told us that she does not expect to stay with us at our home.
We have found that it is very difficult to redirect her thoughts - it does not make sense to go along with her requests as that would mean that we go to her assisted living facility to take her to a fictional "home".
How do we deal with this?