I called Dad this morning, and he asked when I was coming to pick him up for the funeral??????? Ummmm.... no one has died. I asked him to remind me who's funeral it was, and he couldn't answer. I didn't want to press too much. I was also hoping he wasn't reliving someone else's funeral (my mother, his mother, my baby brother, etc.) --- Nevertheless, the ALF staff had helped him pick out a suit and he was dressed and fully ready to go. He gets so frustrated / discouraged when he realizes that something's not quite right with his brain. --- I kept trying to divert his attention to our breakfast date in the morning, but he kept asking when I was coming to pick him up. --- He really shouldn't be sitting around in his Sunday best. What should I do? I really wish the staff would have checked with me before going along with what Dad said. I think that made his confusion worse. --- I'm thinking Dad is getting a bit more confused because he's aware of his transfer to another facility. Now I regret asking him to help me pick things he wanted to take along (trying to get him involved). Maybe seeing those clothes triggered something? YIKES!
...and no one has had any incidents recently at the ALF. They normally try to put everyone in their rooms when they bring an ambulance in to keep the residents calm.
Plus Easter has all those death & resurrection visuals.