My 96 yr old FIL tells us most days that he's going to die soon or asks us to let him die Its very distressing to hear him say this and we tell him we would be very sad and upset if he did. This has gone on for months now and I wonder if its an attention seeking activity ? We explain how he is and that what he has can't be fixed, try to get him to think about positive things, distract him with food, activities etc but he laughs at us and tells us we are 'bloody blind if we can't see he is ill'. Sometimes he demands that he sees a doctor or anyone else that 'knows what they are doing'. He has seen a doctor 4 times since he has lived with us and all the vital signs are perfect for a man of his age...one doctor said his heart was like a 65 yr old ! When we remind him that a doctor has been, he says 'he hasn't seen a doctor' he does know he has memory problems so we say that he's forgotten but he says we use that as an excuse. I have even taken to taking photos when professionals come and show him but he says they are not doctors, they are friends ! Distraction tactics don't work ..any tips ta very !!