The most puzzling thing is that he knows all his family and friends but thinks my mother is his grandmother who passed away over 70 years ago. I’ve heard plenty of stories where a person with dementia doesn’t know of recognize a close family member, but this is not really the case with Dad. He insists that his grandmother (my Mom) has caused his wife to leave the house sad that she will not return until his grandmother leaves. He doesn’t want her to pay bills or do other banking because “ she has no authority “ (she’s his grandmother and not his wife)
He keeps asking where my Mom is and why she left. It’s causing a lot of anxiety for them both. He was on Serequel while he was in hospital and it seems to me and the rest of the family that this all started then. He is no longer taking it but is on 50mg of Trazodone at night.
Would love to know if any of you have experienced this with a family member!