My MIL is getting much worse about misplacing things. Most of the time she finds them. But, if she misplaces something - she accuses me of 'taking it.' Why would I 'take' her TENS unit or her pill bottle or whatever?
I bought her a piggy bank a few years ago - it is a giant yellow chicken. Just something 'funny' and cheerful for her - since she used to raise chickens. She had planned a trip to see her sister in AZ a few years ago and we started putting her change in the chicken so she'd have some spending money for souvenirs in AZ. Well - that chicken has long ago been emptied - I cashed the change in (about $100) and she took it with her to AZ several years ago.
Yesterday, she got that chicken down and opened it and found 16 cents. She thinks someone STOLE her money! I told her we cashed that in years ago when she went to AZ. She said 'I would remember THAT!' i told her 'not necessarily - it was a long time ago.'
Her memory is failing fast and she is in denial! IF SHE DOESN'T REMEMBER IT, IT DIDN'T HAPPEN!! This is so frustrating. Because she blames me for anything that is missing.
Is there any way to cope with this insanity?