Re: Dad lives in a parallel universe.
My Mom did the same thing. She wasn't quite as exotic. She just lived in an identical apartment with identical everything in another town. That might have been one of the hardest times. She would be sitting in her apartment where she'd lived for years, with her possessions of a lifetime crying for me to let her go home and back to her things. Once it was sort of cute because she confided in me that "they" had let her go home for a few hours so she "stole" some of her things from the other apartment. In truth, it made it easier when she went into a care facility and couldn't take her stuff. It didn't make any difference because she no longer had it while she actually still did.