My parents home is on a lake and has been the hub of our family my entire life. My Dad passed almost 2 years ago and my mom has been with me since. She has dementia and the summer after my Dad passed we tried to keep her at her beloved home with in home caregivers that she promptly fired. She hasn't driven in 3 years, doesn't cook anymore - even with a microwave, and has difficulty dressing sometimes. So we moved her into AL 2 months ago under the premise of giving her activities and friends to keep her busy vs. waiting for me to come home from work everyday. She is doing pretty well and actually becoming active in the community but she thinks she will be going home to her lake house come summer time. I just smile and say that I can't wait for summer and that it will be so nice....however, I know she will never live at the lake again. In fact, my sister and I even debate about taking her home for a visit due to the anxiety and struggle of returning her back to AL. I'm struggling with not telling her the truth but think it's in her best interest to play along. She stayed with my family for 1 night over Christmas, and she didn't want to stay more due to how hard it is for her to return to AL. Do I tell her now that she won't be returning home or play it out until summertime?