My mother, who I can honestly say was no more than a little forgetful at the beginning of December, is now in hospital. She has deteriorated incredibly fast, has been very confused and although we don't yet have a formal diagnosis the doctors are talking about vascular dementia. I know we'll have much more difficult dilemmas than this one to face, but I'm unsure how to react to delusions. She is quite sure that she is spending a lot of time on a farm. A health care worker rang me this evening as she was so anxious to talk to me. She'd been riding! So far, I've been gently telling her that these are dreams, and that she's in hospital - but she's so happy when she's telling me about her adventures that I'm beginning to wonder if it would be kinder to go along with it. Any ideas?