My mother, on several occasions, can make others look at me as a terrible person. The first time she convinced a doctor I would keep things, such as meds or food, from her to a point I almost was reported to social services. Thankfully a nurse on staff assured the doctor I was not that way! Another time during a doctors visit, when asked “how are you doing,” her reply was “I’d be just fine if it wasn’t for my son!” I was in the room sitting right beside her! I felt about 2 inches tall and frustrated at the same time! Just tonight my daughter told me my mother said she witnessed me hitting my 34 year old son when he was over during Christmas that it upset her so bad! I never did this, totally untrue and made up! And she shares with others saying “ I’m just like my dad!” They got divorced when I was 11 yrs old. When it’s me and her all she ever does is tells me how much she appreciates and loves me. For me, this is the hardest thing to deal with taking care of her. But it can really make me mad at times thinking it can cause doubt in others and how they look at me! Is this common with dementia? Should I tell her doctor to protect me?