My husband of 51 years was diagnosed with dementia in January of this year. Five years ago he had a massive cardiac arrest which kept him in hospital for 6 1/2 months and from which he sustained brain damage from lack of oxygen. He made a miraculous - though not full - recovery, but now that dementia has set in, the picture has changed from hope of more improvement to the relentless downward journey. Sorry, all that is because this is my first post. My question today is that the books all say the patient 'is always right', but when he has bad dreams I feel I need to contradict him and say 'it's only a dream', but confess it doesn't work that well. It's often that he thinks he is elsewhere and wants to get home. Is it so wrong to try to convince him that he is home and just having a bad dream? Is there a better way?