Mom thinks Therapy doll is Real. She worries about it having a wet, dirty diaper. Having more diffuculty distinguishing between real/fantasy. I realize that they use these dolls to calm dementia patients and give them something to cuddle with, but we are concerned when we hear her talking about adopting it and knowing she doesn't have long to live and she doesn't want to leave the baby. She is also worried about what she needs to have for the baby to wear, and that her diaper hasn't been changed, and how she must be soaking wet or have a stinky diaper. She says the baby sleeps just a little, and she never cries. She believes this doll is real. Several times she asked us tonight what is the baby supposed to wear and asked us about diapers for her. She even said that she heard the baby would be destroyed after six months if no one took care of it and asked if they buried it after that or what do they do with it. I read you should not call these babies dolls, but, how do you handle a situation like this? Since she had access to the doll or a doll it appears to us that she is having more difficulty distinguishing between what is real and what is fantasy. She has been talking about babysitting a baby for about two months now, but tonight is the first time we have seen her carry it around. Could this be another step in her dementia? She will be 80 in December and has been in this facility a little over a year. She has been confused before, but it seems to be getting worse. Any thoughts or suggestions?