Brief and to the point, as I am so tired, as I would suspect the rest of everyone here is...
Mom is 91. Today, on her way to the accupuncturist, she was acting normally when she proceeded to have dialogue with me, that was not dinguishable. By that I mean, she was saying syllables of things that were not making sense; yet she was so confident in what she was attempting to get across, it made me doubt my own cognitive skills. This went on for about 10 minutes. I told her I could not understand what she was trying to say. She understood what I said, but could not improve the dialogue. There was no slurred speach, no sign of physical distress; it was as though she was explaining a situation in another language and alarmed that I was not "getting" her.
What in the world might have been happening here? Has anyone ever come across this?
You mention that your mom hit previously hit her head. Has she had any falls where she hit her head? My mom had two falls where she hit her head towards the end of last year. I took her for CT Scans and it did not show anything. Then, when she had the speech problems and I took her to the hospital, they did the CT Scan and it showed the stroke. They followed up with an MRI and it showed that she had had several mini-strokes prior to this larger one.
How is your mom doing?