Grandad thought he still lived in India
It was so important to my grandad that he stayed at home for as long as he could. However, as time went on, it became increasingly difficult to know how to support him and keep him safe. The changes in him were pushing us all to breaking point.
Sam as a young man in India
As each evening drew in, my grandad would become distressed. He started to insist he needed to go home – even though he was already at home. He would try to pack a bag and demand to go to the airport to fly back to India.
He seemed to have gone back in time where he believed he still lived in India, and that his parents and siblings, who had long since passed away, were waiting for him.