My mom has recently been diagnosed with age related memory loss, but I am concerned because it is immediate short term memory loss. She'll ask me the same question 5 times in 3 minutes and still can't remember the answer. She can't follow simple directions like when to take her medication and how much to take. I write everything down but even referring to it several times doesn't seem to help. She repeats herself constantly and this month completely forgot to pay her bills, so I had to take it over. Now she's complaining that I'm taking everything away from her, but I have to.
Isn't this considered dementia? She can't even remember entire conversations we had the day before. And when is it time to consider a nursing home? I hate to do it, but she refuses to go to assisted living.