My mother has always been a manipulator, verbally, mentally and sometimes physically abusive to me, my two sisters and my dad. She will take any situation and make it about her no matter what it is. Well she was tested a year ago for dementia and was found to have the starting of it, now a year latter and she’s been hospitalized 3 times in the last 6 months I thought it was getting worse. They tested her again and found that her scores had actually gone up by two points. So I guess my question is has anyone else had something similar happen with their parent? My thought is that she’s acting worse to get more attention on her. She doesn’t like it if my dad doesn’t spend all his time and energy on her. It’s frustrating trying to figure out if she really has a problem or is it just her acting out again?