Dec 01, 2014 - 08:51 PM
My mom was the same way for about the first year and a half after she moved into assisted living. When it was time for me to leave, I would make sure that she knew that I was coming back and would see her again - and I kept my promise to return. In those days I was visiting her every day. As her dementia progressed, I could tell her that she was just staying there for the night, and I would be back again soon. I would take her to my home a few times each year. Don't correct her - re-direct her.
As time progressed, Mom's dementia got a bit worse, and she stopped asking to leave with me. Today, 3 years later, she's in memory care and barely turns her head when I leave, nor does she ask for me anymore. Hopefully, your Mom is well and just needs a bit of help. Enjoy her while you can because once they are gone... well, you know the rest.