My mom is 87 and these last few years have increased her dementia. My dad went ot be with the Lord over 20 years ago. I never heard a cross word pass between them. They were married for 47 years. She will often talk about having a conversation with him and I just let it go. She was heart broken when he died, so i don't tell her any different. This afternoon as I was with her, she got this serious look on her face. She said she hadn't heard from my dad in a while and she wanted me to do her a favor. So I told her I would. She wanted me to find out if my dad had a girlfriend and if that was why she hadn't seen him. I took her hand and said, "Mom, dad died a long time ago." Without missing a beat, she said, "then ask him if he had a gf before he died." :smilewinkgrin: Later on, I told her the doctors would not be able to perform surgery on her because she was too old. She said, "I am not too old, I am 49 years old. " I said, "OK mom, but I am 61." Again, she told me, "I was a young mother." and went on talking. Life with a mom with dementia can sometimes be amusing.