Many days she is "pleasantly confused" and tells some of the most amazing stories of her day. Other times she can be very anxious, shaking, and calling out for help in her room at the nursing home. She is on hospice care and they are doing all they can to keep her comfortable. However, two days ago there was no pleasant confusion, instead she became very emotional and dark. When I asked her why she said "I lost the baby." It is very hard to see my 87-year-old mother in this stage and, emotionally, it through me into a tailspin. After a visit to the doctor yesterday I'm hoping to be able to handle things a little better. This is such a hard thing for a daughter and caregiver. Have others experienced such emotional issues with parents and dementia? How did you handle it?