The past week, Mom has been glued to the TV. She always has the news on every minute she's awake, but this has been worse. She walks around the house with her TV ears on and sleeps with them on so she never misses a minute. She runs to where I am shouting about events, giving me the same details from an hour before. Yesterday, we repeated the same conversation almost word for word 3 hours apart--same responses, same facial expressions. She tells stories to my children with details confused. She accuses me of always trying to prove her wrong, so I don't correct her unless its a current detail that matters. She's been on the internet since 1996, but today she can't remember how to search or use tabs. She has an official diagnosis of Alzheimers/dementia, but has not exhibited this many symptoms before except when she had a UTI and collapsed with heart failure 6 months ago. I might could call her doctor for an antibiotic, but what I really want to know is could this rapidly worsening cognitive behavior be due to the stress of this massive cultural change due to the virus? And secondly, should I point out to her what's she's doing or just suck it up and try to smile?