My Mother-in-law (87 with dementia) wants a new stove so she can cook. We have it shut off at the breaker box for safety reasons.
She has home care for breakfast and meds each day and supper twice a week. I check on her, take her for groceries and doctor appointments and cook for her the rest. She always was a great cook, obviously not any more. She keeps bugging me about when we can go and get another stove and I "pass the buck" onto her 3 boys. (who totally ignore her requests) I keep telling her that there is something wrong with the breaker box, obviously she sees us turning the switch on before and after we cook. I have it covered in duck tape now except for the stove switch. She still tries to flip switches, to fix the stove and on separate occasions, (1.) thawed out the freezer and (2.)thought her microwave and washer/dryer quit working as well as the TV and other appliances. Do you think she remembers asking me previously about a new stove? Is there an answer that will satisfy her or will she keep bugging because of the dementia?
She still is very clean about herself and her house.