It might have the opposite effect. When mum first went into her care home I knew very little about dementia and I have made all the mistakes under the sun.Suppose I did and this is what she wanted all along and I couldn’t get her back in the car and she gets really upset and it destroys all the work the home has done.
I actually took mum back to her bungalow to choose some pictures and knick-knacks for her room in the care home. However she didnt recognise it her her own home, got very agitated and demanded to know whose home it was and why had I brought her there? Why I said it was her bungalow she started shouting that it wasnt hers and I had to take her home RIGHT NOW and if I didnt she would walk home and tried heading out of the door Fortunately, I had a friend of hers with me and between us we bundled her back into the car and took her back to her care home with her shrieking all the way. The care home carers calmed her down (we all needed a cup of tea!) and by the time we left I dont think she remembered going so all was OK again, but I never did that again and it taught me that when she was demanding that I take her home, she didnt mean her bungalow.
I hope I havent upset you with this story, but I do feel that the Admiral Nurse didnt give you very good advice.