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My step ma in law who suffered from vascular dementia would take out her false teeth and rinse them in a glass of water while eating in a restaurant. She never did that in the care home where she lived.
Hope you don't mind Canary but "who ate all the pies then?" really made me laugh. Been a long, long day and I really needed a chuckle! Thank you to you and your mum!Mum makes personal comments while we are out too.
In the summer I took her clothes shopping and she kept saying things like - look at the size of her ............ who ate all the pies then? ........... what does she think she looks like in that? .............. that womans wearing the most hideous dress........
I kept suddenly deciding that we had to go into another shop
This made me laugh soooooooooooooooooooo much - some of the goods we buy only deserve monopoly money . I felt so sorry for you but you made me laugh so much. Thank you, paying with monopoly money (yes really)
Welcome to TPI would jolly her along by saying something brightly and positive and this may make it obvious to the person that she is speaking about that perhaps there are issues with dementia eg "yes, leggings do make legs look nice and slim". You are right to not question what she says. The long term answer is to become and promote Dementia Friends