My grandmother has dementia. My sister and myself are the caregivers. We find her looking to us to answer and make every little decision for her when we are around (is it time to get up, can I eat now, what should I do, ect). Yet in the company of others or on her own she makes these "everyday" living decision just fine. I try to reinforce that she is able to do these things on her own and she does not need to ask. It's not working.
Is this a normal pattern for those suffering from dementia? A\
Any suggestions on how to deal with it and get her try and to these things she is capable of doing on her ow?