My MIL has dementia. She has been sick for three days. We are trying to keep the rest of us healthy. She is fixated with the kitchen. She wants to handle dishes,silverware,wash dishes in her way which means rinse ,dry,and put away. She doesn't remember to wash her hands after being in the bathroom. We had a caregiver watch her for part of the day while I took our dog in for surgery. When I got home he left and I spent the rest of the afternoon and then through the entire dinner explaining to her she had been and was still sick. She didn't believe me and wanted to do dishes. My wife took her to the doctor yesterday . My MIL does not believe she went to the doctor. It is a constant battle to keep her from the kitchen with today getting particularly tough. There is no getting through to her. She argues about the kitchen endlessly. She could care less if the rest of us got sick. After telling her for the better part of three hours that she was sick she said well nobody told her. She argued with my wife after dinner. I am sitting here typing with my blood pressure through the roof and a splitting headache. Normally tomorrow she would go to adult day care,but because she has been sick I will be home with her all day while my wife is at work. Tonight because I told her she was not to do any dishes she told me that I don't want her to live here. The only thing I want is for her to stay out of the kitchen.