I totally understand and empathize with you. My mom, who has Alzheimer's, takes her bridgework out. No, nothing wrong with the fit, we've had her at the dentist several times. She takes tops and bottoms out and if she's in her room well that's fine, but she does it at the dining room table, she's in assisted living and I don't know how the people at her table can stand it. One woman turns her chair away from my mom so she doesn't have to watch. When I'm there at meal time, I ask mom to not do it and she just ignores me. Sometimes I can ge t her to keep her hands in her lap so at least no one sees them. For many, many years, my mom use to knit and crochet and she stopped nine years ago, the same year she was diagnosed. I think she has simply forgotten how to do it. She also smoked at one time. I just wonder if this somehow pacifies her, something in her hands? I've tried to give her stuffed animals. I bought her a "someone to care for" baby doll from the Alzheimer's store...she wants no part of any of that. She has no interest in anything. Dementia is so, so, so difficult
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