Prior the pandemic my 86 year old mother was mentally alert, she drove, loved alone, saw friends , entertained (she was talented chef) …. Now she forgets to take her meds (she’s a diabetic), is scared to drive, gas trouble walking, seems anxious and scared… the Covid isolation was very difficult because she was use to visiting me in NYC but my husband is a first responder (was exposed) so she couldn’t be near us for a year. This is all so hard to grapple with as my mother was a dynamo before. We have done a brain scan (clear other than normal aging) , blood tests, etc …. Other than the diabetes we can find another physical issue . She’s finally visiting today and I’m hoping getting the chance to be with us will help. I was told by my GP that the pandemic caused severe memory loss in the elderly. Any thoughts or advice would be greatly appreciated.