When my mother asked for her aunts phone number I had to tell her that she died more then 10 years ago. She didn't believe me and started crying. She can't be dead, she said. She cried for a while and then she started asking me questions. Why can't she remember? I told her she had a stroke and it affected her memory and I also told her she had Dementia. I told her it affected her memories of the past.
Did I handle this situation correctly? She's in the stage that she claims family members come into her house and take things also neighbor come to her yard and steal her fruit trees. Any suggestions?