Mom was diagnosed with Dementia about 6 years ago. She is 87 and is still living in her own home with a caregiver who stops in daily to check on her, help with laundry, dr. appts. showers, etc. I usually take over after work and on the weekends. My Mom has always been a needy person. Her family physician of many years agrees! The last month, she has gotten a bit worse, short term memory issues, forgetting to hang up the phone, forgetting how to turn off the TV, etc. Somethings she can recall, like the number to call me during work hours, if I don't answer my home phone on the weekends, she calls my cell and not my work number. People tell her things and if it's a benefit or something for her, she remembers. She's been calling me around 10:00 at night to come turn off her TV because she can't remember how. I have gone to her house and the TV is off and she's happy I stopped in to tell her goodnight. Can dementia behaviors be selective?