I have to vent. Whenever I take my 2 Alzheimer’s folks out of “prison” for an outing, my dad constantly thinks people are calling his name. I’ve tried going along with it, redirecting the conversation and even saying, "Nope, I didn’t hear it Dad.” End result is always the same. He hears those voices in his head and to him it means the first person who walks by is the person who was calling his name and therefore must be a friend. Picture this, an old, strange man coming up to you, putting his arm around you or on your shoulder and randomly starting a conversation like you were old buddies. I’m past the embarrassment part but still need to deal with it if I ever take him out in public. I know I can leave him in the memory care place and not ever take him out and it may come to that, but that seems cruel while he can still sort of have some joy with going on outings. Anyway, just had to vent.