We've just had the most delightful few days with my husband's sister visiting - a few years since we saw her & I was really looking forward to it.
But the mild confusion we remembered her with has worsened & although she was very cheerful & wanting to help do stuff (everything actually ) I was a bit sad to realise that a lot of her conversation topics revolve arond men (previous boyfriends & current friends) & what she wants them to do to her. Not at all like she was - which was a bit straight laced & proper. But still doing fun & silly things with her late husband).
Doesnt life take unusual & sad turns sometimes. We chatted lots, had lovely talks about the old days when our children were all young etc, but often when it was just me & her she would talk about how often all these other men are contacting her. I dont know if she was speaking a reality but I really didnt know what to say, I found it quite awkward.
Have other Grans coped with such a personality change in someone they have loved as dementia takes over more. I definitely dont want to distress or embarass her older children & my DH, her brother got quite embarrassed too.
PS - her family arranged travel for her to come & stay so this was all with their support & arrangement, she cannot manage public transport alone or drive safely any longer.
Anyone else fed up with North Easterly wind flow?