Why does she say this?...
I was wondering about something. My grandma is 90 years old. She has been diagnosed with dementia. I am now taking care of her, as she now lives with us.
Whenever things don't go 'her way,' she starts saying, "I don't know why I just can't die!"
God, that just really bothers me to hear her say that sort of thing!
Another thing she does, when someone, even a stranger, asks her 'how are you?,' she starts telling them how she's 'no good' and tells them all about her aches, pains, etc. People don't expect someone to TELL them how they're feeling, especially a stranger! It's just common courtesy to ask someone that question, and out of common courtesy, we are to answer that we are 'fine, thanks for asking.'
I can't get my grandma to understand that.
Any ideas for me, about how to handle these things when they come up?