My step mom has often said she was not ready for assisted living. Then suddenly she changed her mind. She stated that she did not want to be a burden to us anymore. I am flabbergasted. We have never considered her a burden. She has been living independently but has been very lonely since my Dad died a year ago. I help her with some errands (though she is still driving a little) and in the winter, snow shoveling fits in to the list of things we do for her. She is showing some signs of failing memory and false memories of having seen strangers before. I am struggling with guilt and wondering what prompted this sudden change. Anyone else run in to this?