My mom is 81 and lives in a NH with moderate to sever Alzheimer's. When things weren't as bad, I made her final arrangements. I decided on cremation because mom had told me "don't put money in the ground, Christine." When she was relatively well, she expressed a desire to be cremated simply because it's cheapest. She was very pragmatic, and knows she "won't be there anyway." That made sense to me. Fast forward. It's been a year since I made those arrangements. My mom was in the hospital around Thanksgiving and it looked like the end was near. Suddenly, I didn't want to cremate her, as if that would somehow be disrespectful, or not giving her the send-off she deserves. (As irrational as I know that is.) Well, she bounced back and I'm not sure how to proceed. Burial is a lot more expensive than cremation and caskets are super expensive. It would be a stretch for me to afford that, while cremation is do-able. I don't know my own mind/heart anymore and I almost feel paralyzed, as if I hadn't planned at all. Maybe the emotion of knowing my mom may be dying sooner rather than later is getting to me. But do I let that change our plan? My head is spinning. Please advise.