My grandmother is currently sick and at hospital. Basically, she has Alzheimer's disease and she has not much time left. The last time I saw her, a few weeks ago, she was very thin and not able to recognize me. I hasn't felt strong enough to visit her again since.
Now my family asks me to visit her with my 2.5 year old daughter. I will visit her essentially because my father and my grandfather asked me and need support. But I don't want my daughter to come with me.
For my grandmother, my daughter has nearly been her reason to live, even if we have not visit her often (perhaps 3-6 times a year). I used to call her every week before she goes to the hospital and she was happy to listen to my daughter playing or anything. On the other side, honestly, my daughter probably remember her but doesn't care - she's someone far from her, nothing like her direct grandparents or aunts.
I just think a hospital for old, sick people, losing their minds, is not a place for children of her age. She won't understand what's happening and I don't know how she could react, or what the questions she could ask.
Should I bring her when I visit my grandmother? If not, how can I explain it to my family?
EDIT: I visited my grandmother without my daughter. I wasn't sure about my reactions rather than my daughter's reaction. My family was much understanding than I expected.