My wife has had dementia for a few years now. She still knows who I am and remembers everyone else. (Once in a while she seems to not realize I am her husband. Just tells me something about myself as though she was telling a third person) For a variety of reasons I sleep in the bedroom right across the hall from her in our house. She has a tendency to stay up all night in the master bathroom. But then she will call me from her cell phone at 5:00 in the morning and be upset. She is scared because she didn't know where I was. She is upset with me asking why I didn't tell her where I was going be. Plus she keeps thinking several other family members live with us (they don't) and says she got scared because "no one" was here. "Where did everyone go?"
If I try to agree with her, it won't make sense because no one is here. But if I try to gently say its just us that each family member is at their own house, she gets mad and thinks I am lying to her.
I want to care for her as long as I can. But I don't want her to be scared. I am wondering what to do .... ?