My 88-year-old mother has been declining mentally and physically for about a year. It is no longer safe for her to live at home on her own. We have found a senior facility that we really like. But, do we place her in assisted living or place her in the memory care unit? The facility did an assessment and told us she is right on the verge of needing memory care. Although she has dementia, she can still carry on conversation and enjoys talking to people. I fear that if she is placed in memory care there will be little stimulation, as most of the residents appear significantly less mentally aware. However, if we start her out in assisted living, we may be faced with needing to move her to memory care within a few months. Have any of you faced this type of decision?