My mums currently lives alone and constantly forgets where she has put things and is adamant that people are coming into the house and stealing things. She also often says to me 'you dont believe me do you?'. I started off responding that I could see no evidence of a burglary and that maybe she had put it somewhere different and forgotten where that was. That however invariably brought on a strong verbal response and mum possibly also getting upset ( because i dont believe her). So now I choose to ignore it and say nothing or, if I have the chance, to divert her to something e.g. ''i tell you what mum lets watch some tv'. Is there anything i can realistically say in response that will help or is it just a losing situation and I should just stay quiet or divert her?