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Niacin can cause flashing. But so can other medical conditions. I would contact her doctor for guidance. A quick google search indicates that it is not uncommon for women into their 80s to still experience unexplained hot flashes.
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peaches, have Mom's primary doctor see if he can solve the mystery.

One thing you can do, if possible, see if you can keep a log of what food she eats, when she takes her meds, what she has for snacks, etc. and see if there is a pattern of when this happens. Maybe this happens right after she has coffee or soup, which will heat up the body.
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