My mom was diagnosed last December with dementia. She is doing fairly well and is still able to take care of her own grooming, does housework and is very social. One thing that is very bewildering to me is that she says there are two of me, my husband and my dad! So there are two Bbtwinks and they both have husbands with the same name! There are two of my dad and "the other one" is sometimes there in the house instead of my dad (her husband). When talking about my dad, she might say "they stayed up really late last night."
My grandmother also had dementia. She never had this behavior. And after almost 20 years working in a Skilled Nursing Facility, I never saw this in a dementia resident. Has anyone else observed this? And how do you handle it?