Typically I can "go with the flow" when it comes to Mom & her memories. I expect her to not remember many things & even when her "memories" turn fanciful, I try to just pick my battles.... But we've been struggling with this one for about a year. She is VERY ADAMANT about it & loves to tell people about it. Dad & I are concerned because of the absolute absurdity. I come from a long line of conservative Republicans & respect Mom's views. She was VERY interested in this most recent election & out of the blue one day announced that she has ALWAYS been a fan of Donald Trump. Ok, fair enough, he's had a long successful career. She goes on to say that she remembers growing up around him, his wife (not sure which one) and children. She remembers how gracious they were & she hung out with Mrs. Trump & the kids in the kitchen. HELP!!!! I've tried reasoning, explaining that not only is Mr. Trump younger than SHE IS, his first child was born when I (the baby of our family) was 12!!! She gets frustrated, I get frustrated & I just go nuts over this one. I don't try to correct the other several things like her telling me she's driven a standard all of her life (totally NEVER drove one!) and there's so many other inconsequential things that she thinks of, but I just consider it part of the package. Where there are gaps in memory, I'm sure the mind works to fill in. I also think some of it is just wanting to participate in conversation. I know this started as she was watching so much TV coverage & perhaps even had a vivid dream. I just can not figure this one out or know how to handle it. We've tried going along with it but asking her not to share this story with others..... Of course this was a WONDERFUL memory from her past & she's quite adamant about it. She just brought it up again today after an absolutely lovely Mom & Daughter day & I didn't handle it well. I feel like a heel. She feels downtrodden...... It's a mess!!! ANY help or insight would be GREATLY appreciated!!!