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Gender confusion

TWHITE

Registered User
Jan 27, 2015
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Hi all
Mum has been diagnosed with moderate dementia, she is quite happy and settled now after moving in with us, she is very confused but in herself is quite content.
These days her confusion seems to be centered around gender? She says that men are women and women are men? This is a recurring theme, also asking me if I am homosexual? is this unusual?
 

Izzy

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Aug 31, 2003
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Dundee
My husband often calls me a good boy! I'm happy with that!:rolleyes:

He uses he instead of she and she instead of he. He also now refers to himself as 'he' instead of 'I'.
 

daisydi

Registered User
Feb 25, 2015
255
Norfolk
There's a lady in my mum's carehome who refers to my mum as a he all the time. They are good friends though.
 

pony-mad

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May 23, 2014
1,073
Mid-Wales
Quite often my husband is unable to recognise me when he wakes in the morning. Later in the day he will tell me about the "chap" who was with him that morning; he was very nice, quite tall, I'm 5'3"


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Izzy

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Aug 31, 2003
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Dundee
My husband still knows me in that he can still used name. It's just that he uses boy instead of girl.


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pony-mad

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May 23, 2014
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Mid-Wales
Howard is often confusing gender; not usually a problem until he refers to 2 year old Grand-daughter as a little boy!!! Result; one very indignant little girl


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Jessbow

Registered User
Mar 1, 2013
3,015
West Hertfordshire
My now late mum had a *thing* about lesbians.

No idea why.
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They used to arrive in a narrow boat and have parties...3 floors up in a hospital ward.

I'd take her out for a walk (well, a push in her wheelchair) and we'd meet people in the village, people she'd know for years and years- as we walked away she'd quite often ask me ''do you thing she is a lesbian''

Not idea where the preoccupation with sexuality came from.