Yesterday I had a phone conversatiion with my ex sister-in -law. She is in her eighties, in a very good home, and is getting increasingly confused. She has been divorced from my late brother for nearly fifty years and remarried over forty years ago.. That husband is in the same home, in a different room and she refuses to have anything to do with him.
She is now confusing him with her first husband, Indeed, on the phone yesterday she actually told me that 'my brother' was not at all well at present (My brother has been dead some fifteen years).
I knew she meant her second husband and tried to correct her - then wondered if that was the correct thing to do or whether I should just have gone along with how she was thinking. She was also very confused about her own children and their children.
Just wondered as to how I should talk with her in the future. Is it right to try to correct her, or will this just make her even more confused??
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