Mil is 88 and lives with my husband (her son) and me. Recently, she does not remember that we are married, have children and she even has one great granddaughter that we see frequently.
Time and relationships have become foreign concepts to her. I can often just agree with a lot of what she says but how do I respond to questions?
"How long have I known Craig (second son)? I don't remember my parents talking about him. I must have been in college when he was in high school."
"Who were the young people (her grandchildren) at the funeral? I don't know how they fit into my family."
These are questions that are hard to tell fibs about, I think. When we say the truth, she just looks at us like we are talking another language.
I've been watching my granddaughter a couple times a week. I've tried to explain that she is the granddaughter of her oldest son and she might even look like she understands and then she says, "I don't remember my parents telling me about her."
It's just crazy! I have tried having her tell me who she thinks she is, but she just responds that she'll have to think on that and then asks me again.