I've read that for Dementia you should validate a person's delusions and not try to "talk them out of it." However, is this also true for a victim of stroke? My father is 5 months post stroke and all he will talk about is "the plan" to get him back home living alone. He needs 24 hour care, he's in an ALF and there is no "plan." We can visit for hours and 85% of the conversation will be about "the plan." Any agreement with "the plan" will immediately be met with a call to action, "Well, lets go!" and then you can't get him off of that. So far I've been evasive and noncommittal, but redirecting isn't working and it's wearing on me.
(I put his in the "Relationships" section because there isn't one for Stroke)