My cousin, 63 year old, with Vascular Dementia mixed with AD, has recently started getting emotional. She's in a Memory Care Unit at ALF. I asked what's wrong and she says she misses her mom or her parents. Her dad died in the early 90's and her mom died 7 years ago. She has never shown much emotion about it, but now she mentions it a lot.
She has quite a few health issues and am concerned about that. I wonder if this recent emotional display over her parents have any special significance. I'm planning on getting her to a geriatric psychiatrist soon, but have to get her other medical issues resolved first..