Mom's in India with early dementia. She lives in an assisted living facility and I hired 2 caregivers for her, so someone's with her 24/7 - mostly.
There is 1 hour time lag between one caregiver leaving and the next one arriving. I usually call mom in this time to reassure her that the PM person is coming and shes not alone.
Yet, mom will say " I am so alone...the people who stepped out, they haven't come back and did not call me". We have this conversation daily. I try to figure out if mom was talking about the caregivers, but by this time mom has lost track of the conversation and says "at least you are talking to me now." She has no clue that I call her 3 times daily at least, more if needed.
Is mom going back to the time when dad used to return from work and me and my brother from school/college???? If so, what stage of dementia is this?
She is physically ok, climbs up stairs and goes for evening walks with the aide but doesn't remember any conversations.