If money were no object (which of course it always is) I'm looking for pros and cons of placing mom w dementia in Assisted Living vs. keeping her in her home with aides as long as possible. There is an AL that can take her until she needs a two person assist (so far she is still walking, but does sometimes "forget" how to get up from a seated position); there is an AL with enhanced care, that can help for longer, though I don't know their criteria for placing in a NH. At home, she needs 24 hr supervision, and goes to a day program during the week. My concern is that placing her in AL will be confusing, and lead to quicker progression, and would like to preserve as much funds as possible, figuring nursing home will be inevitable at some point. Downsides to keeping her at home is that I am managing the aides and upkeep of her house, which will also need updating assuming she becomes unable to walk up the stairs. Keeping her at my house isn't an option right now, I've been straddling work and caregiving for a couple of years, and can't keep doing it. Thoughts?