Mom has been in assisted living for 6 weeks. She wakes up everyday and believes that she is going to be released to go home. She even calls me to pick her up, saying that she has been released and needs a ride home. It really does bother me that she believes that she is going home. The staff at the assisted living center feel it's better to just keep saying "not today" instead or "you are not ever going home". I guess I still want to believe that my mom has some rational thought and will understand if she is told, but I remember the doctor talking to her about her vascular dementia and she has no recollection of it. How would you handle this? It just seems so unfair that she always is awaiting going home.