My dad is in hospital at the moment and will probably be going into a care home from there. Dad hasn't shown any signs of recognition towards me, my husband or my sister since he went into hospital, although he does remember and identify his partner and her family. His recognition of us was a bit shaky sometimes before hospital but now there is nothing, not even a sense of familiarity. The only time he shows recognition is on the telephone when he knows me as a child of around ten or eleven (I'm 50 now but that is the age I was when my parents divorced) I need some advice on whether I should constantly remind him of who I am, even though he doesn't believe it when he's told, or, act like a complete stranger and be constantly concerned that he is going to recognise me and be confused and upset by me being so distant. It causes me so much stress. There are all sorts of other feelings associated with divorce and a fairly domineering father but, I can handle the fact that he doesn't recognise me as his daughter but I am at a loss as to the best way, for him, I should deal with it.