My husband and I have been caring for my mom on and off since she was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s in 2018. She lived with us during COVID, but we recently moved her into a memory care facility. It was a hard decision for us…to put it lightly. She is only 63. My husband and I are in our early 30s and have no experience with this type of care. We don’t have a lot of extra help (I’m an only child) and want to have a family of our own. While I feel that Mom is getting more activity at her facility since we both work, I’m still feeling torn about the decision. She seems content there at times, but it is always hard for us to leave (we visit every week). She says she wants to go “home,” but I know that she means her childhood home, and I can’t meet that need. Trying to meet her emotional needs has worn us out since it is usually impossible. I guess I’m wondering if another facility would be better for her or if she will always feel this way no matter where she is/how much support she feels she has. I’m also wondering how others have cared for younger loved ones with dementia.