My Mom has beginning to middle stage dementia. At times she seems so much like herself. She still takes care of her own needs, I take her shopping and she goes off and we meet back. She will buy some things every week. I check her buggy and tell her we have 6-7 of those. She will reply well they're on sale. She insists on doing her own finances which she handles well MOST of the time. She will not ask for help and has gotten very secretive. I have always know her finances. She only asks for help once she has created a mess. I hear the same stories sometimes 3-4 times a day. How do you continue to act like you have never heard it. How do I reason with her? Since she was just told of the dementia a few months ago she has just ignored it. I have read up on ANOSOGNOSIA. I just don't know how to handle situations that happen over and over. She will tell me I can handle my own affairs. Family and friends don't see as much as I do. They only hear the same stories over and over. They don't seem to think it is so bad but they don't live with her. About a quarter of my day is spent explaining or fixing things for her. Any help will be much appreciated.