Hi. First time caller, long time listener.
My mom (71) had a massive stroke 3 years ago that left her in a wheelchair, right side mostly paralyzed but most impactful issues is she is nonverbal and has obviously major brain damage. She started out better than she is now. You could talk to her and she understood. Now she gets confused when you talk to her. A lot of repeating things because she doesn’t understand and also because her memory is shot. Most recently she’s been just acting really weird. She had an accident and instead of getting me to help her change, she just wheeled around pant-less staring at things like the trash can and the wall. She didn’t even take her messed underwear off. Yuck. The pant-less thing wouldn’t be so weird if it was just the two of us but it isn’t, she lives with my husband and child as well. Today I made her a pb&j for lunch and she sat there licking it like an ice cream cone? She’s just getting progressively weirder. Is this normal so long after a stroke or is she getting dementia? Thanks.