My mom has dementia and is living with me for the last 6 months and is starting to ask me more and more where my dad is.
He passed away 5 years ago. I try to change the subject because I do not want her to go thru that pain again and again. They were married 60 years but she asks more and more frequently and I do not know how long I can continue to change the subject. She has been living with me for 6 months and also is starting to ask alot about whose house she is living in, and does she sleep here and did she sleep here last last night and so on. I can deal with that, but i am really afraid she will persist one day on why dad isn't here. She made the comment today that she saw him and he acted like he didn't even know her and why is he doing that. I am really worried about this and just don't know how to deal with it if it comes up again, cuz I know it will. She dreams about him and calls for him sometimes in the middle of the night. I think her dementia is definately progressing and I don't know what the future holds. She never knows what day it is let alone the year. She thinks its 2001 or around there. I just want her comfortable and happy. She is pretty healthy other than the dementia. . Any suggestions would help. Thank you