Help! Living in a care home, my mother has vascular dementia and keeps on with the same, sad delusion. Although I am retired, she insists I am going out with a young care worker and his child but this delusion has now reached a new point. Yesterday she said that she heard me crying myself to sleep the previous evening as he had left me and gone off with another woman. This might sound humorous even, but I am wondering how to deal with this? Care professionals often advise to "just go along with it", but if I go along with this, she may then suffer even more, thinking I really have been abandoned! I tried to distract her onto other things, but she got angry, saying she wished to finish her "statement" and that should would give him a piece of her mind if she saw him the street ... Every day this delusion recurs. I am single and have no children, by the way, and can't think this delusion links to anything in my own past or hers. She also tells all the care workers about what she sees as my hapless life whereas this does not match reality at all.