Rachel, my 80 year old Father with moderate stage dementia has episodes of asking about his Mother for hours on end. My Mother is his constant caregiver and has tried the different strategies to change the subject, but he is quite persistent. He wants to call her and visit her, and can't understand where she is. Eventually Mom gives in ,tells him she has passed. He then wants to go get his clothes, from a house that doesn't exist. Odd thing he was never close to her. Any ideas of how to divert?
I know it seems like an impossible thing to avoid, but I would really encourage your mom to hold out and not tell him that