I had to place my mom in a nursing home recently because I could no longer take care of her in her home even with all the extra help. I'd like to know if anyone has experienced taking their loved one home overnight for a visit and it worsened the dementia. The social worker is advising against it stating that her dementia, confusion will get worse if I do that. I can't imagine not taking her out if only for the day but preferably overnight. I understand that changing her environment could worsen her dementia but is this short period going to make her happy? She's at a point where she doesn;t remember what happened an hour ago but is happy doing things with me in the moment. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.