Nov 19, 2015 - 01:42 PM
You sound like a very caring husband who is honoring his wife’s desire to maintain some independence. You’ll likely never figure out WHY she is doing something irrational, but continue to deal with it in a dignified way by just returning the cash to your supply. It’s great that she is walking in the neighborhood for now. Monitor her closely as dementia patients can have sudden increased confusion and be unable to find their way home. Make sure she has emergency contact information on her person, and if her confusion increases, considering hiring a companion to walk with her and ensure her safety.