Does my 80-year-old mother have dementia if she constantly criticizes her family?
She is so negative...and won't listen. She thinks no one loves her, but it's hard to listen to the negative talking. And, telling her she is doing this won't do any good because she is never wrong. I feel sorry for her and want her to be happy, but I don't want to listen to her complain. My dad is taking care of her (she also has spinal disease and can hardly walk), but she stays mad at him, too. I call her every day, and many conversations are about how badly my dad is treating her, or that I'm an uncaring daughter.Sometimes, the conversations are fairly normal. She also cries very easily and has said some strange things, from time to time. I know she needs to take a dementia test, but telling her she might have it will send her through the roof. What do you think?