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Hallucination that his wife is alive but hiding somewhere
My dad is still fairly connected with reality but recently he has started telling me that he has a voice in his head that tells him his wife (my mom) is still alive but is hiding somewhere and I can help him find her. I think it is actually a recurring dream. He is in AL and has made some friends but this hallucination is starting to affect time he spends with anyone. I have told him that it is just a dream but then the next day he wakes up and it starts all over again. Do I just keep telling him? He generally gets a little sad and then just gets on his day as normal. I am afraid if I don't tell him he will never leave his room and he keeps telling me he is lonely. Thanks!
When my wife would try to walk to her deceased parents house I often told her that they would be coming here.
Try telling your father that your mother will come out of hiding when she is ready. Or maybe that she will be there later. Just keep trying different scenarios until you find one that works.