• If Mom says, “There’s a man outside,” say “He’s just passing by. Let’s go have some lunch.”

  • “Mom, tell me more about what you see outside. Let’s go sit down and discuss this over tea.”

  • “Would it help if I sat with you? May I hold your hand?”

  • If Dad “sees a cat in his bed,” say: “Let’s sit in the living room and I will have the grandson remove it.”

  • “I see how this is scary for you. I am here with you, Grandpa.”

  • She may say, “My mother (deceased) came to visit today.” Say: “I’m sure you had a wonderful visit!”