How many caregivers get this question? How do you answer it? My mom with Alzheimer's asks this question all the time. She thinks she has been a bad daughter because she moved so far away from them and forgets the visits from them and our family visiting them. She gets depressed when she thinks she hasn't called them for a long time.
I have tried to distract, but when she gets stuck on this, she is really stuck. I have tried to assure her that she was a good daughter, attended their funerals, and talked frequently on the phone. Also, tell her that they were wonderful parents because they wanted her to have her own life as she wanted it. So, she moved nearly 1,000 miles away as a young bride. My dad passed tragically 45 years ago, which also causes similar anxiety with my mom.