I live with my grandmother, but she us accusing me of many evil things like stealing and bewitching her. Please advise.


I am confused what to do. I also have a blind mother whom I don't live with. I am now thinking about leaving my grandmother to go rent a room for me and my 6 year old son. Please advise.



There are definitely lots of causes for this - could be a UTI, could be neurological, could be lack of oxygen to the brain...definitely time to get that checked out.

My ex's father and mother lived with us until his father's death from cancer. In FIL's later days, he experienced hypoxia (lack of oxygen) due to his COPD and cancer. During his "low times", when the hypoxia would kick in, his mind would kind of go off the rails, and I was his favorite target. We usually ran through this whole bag of tricks:

1) I married his son for money. (Riiiiight.)
2) I was a prostitute.
3) I was a witch and had put a spell on his wife that made her not listen to him. (Actually, she just got tired of his B.S. after a lifetime of abuse at his hands and finally verbally stood up for herself because she knew he couldn't get up and come after her.)

I actually had to pretend to "take the spell off" of his wife at one point, because he insisted I had bewitched her - and if I took it off, we'd be friends again. Sooo, I walked up to my MIL, called her name, and when she looked up, I waved my hands at her and said, "BOOGAH BOOGAH!" - she thought I'd lost my mind! I went back and told him the spell was off, and he was happy.
The things we have to do sometimes....

Just trying to inject a little humor into an otherwise difficult and sometimes very grim situation. Seriously, though - get your grandmother checked out ASAP. There are a lot of things that could be causing this - it may not be just dementia.
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Vicky says it's age decline. If this is something new, than Gma could have a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI). She could be diabetic. Lots of things cause things like this. Need to get her to her Doctor.
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Vicky, here is an excellent article that should be quite helpful for you to deal with this situation: https://www.agingcare.com/articles/How-to-handle-alzheimers-disease-lying-144204.htm
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