My mother, who has dementia, is in a nursing home and we took her to my house for an overnight visit for Thanksgiving. While we was a bit confused, she did pretty well, though we had to help her with using the bathroom, etc. The only thing was that when it was time to take her back, she got so depressed. She put her head in her hands, cried, and said she would rather be dead than go back to the nursing home. We are thinking of taking her home for Christmas and I'm wondering if it is the right thing to do, or are we causing more harm than good. It was heart wrenching for my sister and me, when we had to take her back.