My mama lives in a memory care facility. My best guess is she is in stage 6 dementia. When I see my caller ID light up with the facility's number, always late afternoon or early evening, I cringe at the thought of who is on the other end. The nurse asks if I can speak to my mom and of course I answer, yes. I never know if she is ready to bless me out or just say, hey! Lately, it is much harder tho - she wants to come home. She is tired, doesn't feel good, her suite mate is stealing from her, etc. I'm sure she will never live in the little house she and my daddy shared (he is 92 and still well), but I never know how to answer her. Changing the subject is no good. I am wondering if the staff can give her something to take the edge off during this time of day. Anyone else with this problem?