How do other people deal with telephone calls when the person with dementia answers it? When I'm at home it is not a problem as my husband will hand me the phone, even though he will not remember who it is that's calling. The problem is if I'm out. We have caller display and I've said if he does not recognize the name when it comes up not to answer the phone. If it is a genuine call they can leave a message. The problem is he answers all the calls and of course people on the other end don't know he can't take a message and think they have left details that I can respond to....no such thing happens and I've not a clue who has called if the number is withheld. I have missed several important calls which he has been unable to tell me about. I thought about call divert and divert them to my mobile but there are calls from family/friends that he could speak to and there seems no way that you can release the divert from another phone (BT phone) and what happens when I want to call him and its on divert. Please don't suggest mobile for him...tried that and has no idea how to use. Any ideas please????