I need some help my grandfather/he is also a great grandfather he is in his early 90's, hard of hearing has 2 hearing aids, cleft lip so you have to really listen to understand him, now back in a nursing home, he can no longer care for himself stays in bed all day. About a month ago, just noticed talked when no one was talking to him then he clears his throat and talks again, Christmas Eve '12 he kept repeating the rhyme: Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe; Catch a ______ by its toe. I was hoping my young children would not hear the fill in word. My mother kept asking him at least 10 times, What did you say, What are talking about, I just wanted to say leave him alone. Could this be early dementia? He said he didn't even know he was talking. He didn't even know how he got where he was nor any of the people in the room with him. He asked where his bed was, then you can ask him a question and he would answer. I am thankful that he didn't have this issue in the past, but now I just want mother to let it go, whatever it is, she has to let it go. Any idea what this could be?