My mom seems to have adjusted really well. She is getting involved in activities now. I try to take her once a week to see my dad, but when we get back to the AL/MC, she is so confused. She asks me why are we there, why am I leaving her, etc. She is like a little lost child. She still remembers her husband and wants to go see him. Am I making it worse by taking her out of her familiar environment or is it better for her to see her husband of 66 years even with the confusion?
One of the issues with Alzheimer’s is that one never knows from day to day which loved one we’re facing. Unfortunately, people with this awful disease only get worse, not better. You’ll have to keep a close eye on her behavior, listen to the staff, and if she’s having an “off day”, don’t bring her out.