Jun 09, 2015 - 06:10 PM
Same response to any unnamed person she asks about. If she asks about Mildred and you do not know a Mildred this might have been a childhood friend that maybe she had even thought about until now.
I recently heard someone suggest that when our Loved one says "I want to go home" it may actually mean that they want things to go back the way ther used to be. Just reassure your Mom that everything is alright and that she is safe.
The last part of your question..is it common, for some it is. I have never had to answer questions like this for my husband, he is for the most part non verbal and has been for about6 years now. A few words now and then but rarely a sentence.
Redirection can be done just ask a leading question or ask if she wants a snack, to go for a walk. Or when my husband has it in his mind that he wanted to go one way and I needed to go another and we would have a sort of tug-o-war with the walker I would just start laughing. A big belly laugh. He would stop, look at ame and start laughing as well. He would then be easier to redirect. Best thing...a good laugh feels great. And we have to laugh about some of this stuff or we will go crazy!
Jul 07, 2015 - 10:27 AM
I found this good reference about making a photo album for someone with memory loss: