My 90 year old Father has dementia and lives with me in my house. Our bedrooms are side by side. He gets mixed up and thinks I just got out of his bed, or that it's time for me to go to bed, or that he can treat me like the old chauvinist he's always been. I'm tired of being verbally gentle in telling him that I'm his daughter. I'm tired of his calling me "Honey", "Sweetie", or whatever term of endearment he wants. SOooooo, I quit being the sweet and patient daughter. I've started telling him he doesn't have to like me and I don't care. I'm here to pay the bills, buy the food, cook and clean and that I don't like any of his terms of endearment. He can call me by my name or by daughter… and I will correct him if he doesn't. I actually am feeling better correcting him instead of tolerating his inappropriate words and behavior. I guess I'm wondering if anyone has personally dealt with this and how?