MIL has location confusion. My MIL lives with my SIL at SIL house after two strokes. My MIL is wheelchair bound but my SIL tries to take her out when she runs errands, etc.
But my MIL is having these spells of "location confusion" while she is in the home. On different occasions, she's thought she was at the airport, at various neighbors houses, in a creek, in a landslide and various other places. Most of the time as a last resort, my SIL has to take my MIL to the car and drive her around the block and once she sees the house and goes inside, she recalls where she is correctly.
But this location confusion can happen at any time and can run on for hours and hours. And all she wants to do is leave and go home.
No discussion between SIL and MIL can change her idea that she is at another location. She just wants to go home right away.
She's been tested for UTIs but the results have been negative.
It's very difficult for my SIL to get my MIL packed up and wheeled to the car (especially during rainstorms) just to "reset" her mind at being at home.
Except for these spells of location confusion, her mind seems to be real sharp and she has good short term and long term memory. One other unresolved issue is that she doesn't sleep very well at night.
I haven't been able to find any discussions relating to these type of location confusion spells and would appreciate any insight others might have.