Over the past 2 years my siblings and I have watched our mother lose some of her memory, attention span and start to repeat herself. She use to be such a smart intellectual person to where I believed she belonged on Jeopardy lol. To date, none of us can hold a conversatiin with her. Within a few seconds my mother will either change topics or stare off into the sky like nothing is being said. She tends to repeat the same topics over n over. We have taken her to doctor who says: " well she knows her birthday, today's date, her name, she is fine, just aging"..... I SERIOUSLY doubt. She has this blank look on her face and it takes a few minutes to snap her out of it. She hardly sleeps, stopped bathing, wears same clothes and only cares about trying to drink alcohol. We all are so worried about her but have no idea how to help. We have been told so long as she is mentally capable of answering certain questions and can walk we cant force her to a psychologist or dr for eval. I have read some similar stories here but nothing that can help me figure what is wrong with my mommy.