Mom started showing beginning signs of dementia around 72. She was aware she was "not the same" and knew something was going on. A few red flags here and there, little fender benders occuring, forgetting where she parked and panicking. I took her to get tested and she failed miserably. I got the call from her PCP, with the dreaded "D" word diagnosis. She is now 81, as of somewhat recently, I have noticed she is moving into a new phase from what I have researched as Agnosia. Her short term memory has become progressively worse, there are no more cognitive conversations happening, she is on the defense about everything and there is no reasoning with her. The simplest things are now arguements. She denies anything I point out that could be a danger to her if she continues, she flatly denies doing it right after she did it. I feel like I am on the Merry Go Round and getting nowhere. Things went from being frustrating to wanting to bang my head against the wall. Yes I know she can't help it, but this is the latest "new normal" and I am having a hard time adjusting to the new stage of dementia. I am wrestling with how much more I need to "watch her" since she is still totally mobile and can handle getting dressed, showering, etc. I don't want to overly monitor her but is she more a danger to herself in this new phase? Any words of wisdom would be most appreciated!