I've recently placed my mom into a residential care home, I just couldn't give her the kind of care she really needed. She's reasonably happy there but is convinced that when I come back (from vacation) she's going back to her house. I've been back many times to visit her and have some days out - when I leave she generally says that she'll be happy when I'm home so she can go home. Well - the big question here is Thanksgiving is coming. Usually the entire family gets together at 'her' house which is where I currently live. I've thought about bringing her to back home for thanksgiving and then just taking her back to the residence but I'm unsure how she will handle this and how much stress this will place on her. I don't want Thanksgiving to end us a sad memory for anyone. I'm betwix and between and would appreciate any ideas anyone has on this issue. As a note the family has been getting scattered since the onset of this disease and the last two holidays (easter and last christmas) were very sparce. I think because family members just have a hard time seeing 'Mom' this way. Thanks to you all.