My mother thinks that her mother is alive, but she isn't. Should I play along and allow her to think what she wants or should I correct her?
I've put this off for so long but I'm at the point I need some direction. I've read various posts and have gotten some interesting ideas, but I have some questions I can't seem to find answers to. To begin with, I have some questions about how to respond to someone if they don't remember something right, etc. If your mother thinks her mother is still alive but isn't, do you play along and allow her to think what she thinks or do you correct her? What if she thinks she can walk out the door and try and find her? My grandmother lived in Scotland, and died before I even met her, but something is making my mom think she's down the road. She's walked out of the house several times and is eventually going to get lost. What about if she thinks that someone in the family is taking her things and stealing from her? It's so hard not to get angry and hurt and try to convince her how unreasonable she's being, and to defend the kids, whom she's blaming, when she's hiding her things and then can't remember where she put them. Thanks for any leading direction on this issue.