My mom insists she's just
fine when daily she argues with me on things
she forgets. We have the same discussions
repeated more than just "often," so I know
it's not just typical forgetfulness. Her
doctor gives her some random test my
three-year-old godson can pass and tells me
she's fine. Something is wrong and I know it
and I can't get anyone to listen.
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Time: 06:12 AM
Try to get her doctor to make an appointment with a neurologist. In the meantime keep a journal of the events and take it to show the doctors.
Location: Rockville, MD
Time: 12:12 PM
Has your mom seen a neurologist? This specialist may be better able to provide a diagnosis than a primary care doctor. This kind of memory loss may be due to a treatable condition (or not).
Time: 11:02 AM
Just keep pushing thru it all. u'll have to do some prelim investigative work on ur own. drs dont generally want to take time to search for pieces of the puzzle for putting together. u know better than anyone the symptoms or episodes ur mom may be going thru or experiencing. try taking in some 'food for thought' to the drs appts..& try to get to the proper dr of specialty. Best of luck..& hang in there< it's sometimes a very long & difficult path but whatever condition may be, it most likely is going to progress & u Will need a proper med team on her side to assist you in the loving care of ur mom. Blessings in ur care journey. <3
Name: Linda P. Thurston
Location: Cleveland OH
Time: 10:25 AM
First thing I would consider is to be sure you are not arguing. I wouldn't focus on what she is forgetting. It isn't that important. You must work on how to communicate. You can only change how you respond - not the other person. The second thing I would work on is making sure that she is seeing the right doctor. A general family doctor would not be the person I would go to for a possible dementia diagnosis. Take her for a Geriatric Assessment with a doctor who specializes in geriatrics. Sometimes a neurologist can also be helpful.