Hi thanks for accepting me on forum. I have been reading posts most nights this year since my partner was diagnosed with Vascular Dementia in January following a stroke & 3 week hospital stay in 2014. I have found TP members comments / stories always informative, sometimes frightening & frequently heartening. We do not live close to family so currently we mostly depend on contact through FaceTime & phone calls as other than travelling to hospital appointments my partner would not currently cope with long road journeys etc. Days are long but for last 3 weeks I have been allocated 3 hours of Carer time once a week which is something to look forward to. My partner has memory problems re time, day & place, sleeps a lot & is often confused. We have ok days, poor days & combination days eventhough there is no change in routine, diet or medication which frustrates me as to what triggers what? He has been confused all day today thinking I am a previous lady in his life who he hasn't seen for over 38 years & passed 12 years ago! He has told her (me) all about his family, holidays etc & by teatime following all strategies to reassure & refocus I gently tried to tell him who I was --- no good he has just told me lots of towels in bathroom cupboard if I am staying & want a bath/shower Don't know whether to laugh or cry as to my dilemma if this episode doesn't pass tonight. He has behaved like this before but often after a sleep he wakes up & all is forgotten so any advice would be welcome. Thanks for reading.