Hi, my age 68 mom, who suffers some dementia issues, is seeming to revert to how she was when she was a teenager. She is becoming very self-important, and acting spoiled (she was doted on by her parents), and saying things like she has an immature mind. For instance, when talking about gifts and Christmas in the past, she would say "oh, don't worry about me, or just may something small from Dillards." This was her last email..I asked her what her size is now, I did not tell her what I was going to buy..Mom: "Hi Hon!
If you want to, we can go shopping when you come here. If that is OK. You are so sweet. I haven’t bought a lot of clothes. But I did purchase three pairs of jeans from Dress Barn. (The size is 8 average. The tag is on the inside of the jeans and it says rozandALI. Jeans have sparkles on the back of the jean pockets and in front.) (The next one is stretchy denim so I can where my UGG boots. Same rozandALI but size 4. (nice and soft). (The last one is black , Westport, bootcut. Size 4 average.) Haven’t worn the last 2 jeans.)
Maybe it will be warm (ha) after Christmas. I don’t know if you were planning on getting me jeans and if not let me know."
I don't feel like I even know this woman anymore. In her head she must have been thinking "I want more jeans" then inserted that into what I was getting her. Her sister has also noticed that she is acting like she did when she was a teenager. Mom has gastroparesis, and struggles with eating and staying healthy, but seems to have plenty of energy. Dad dotes on her and does whatever she wants, which doesn't help.
I guess I am wondering if this ever happens in the elderly, or if this is some kind of reaction to stress. It is really bizarre. Maybe I am just overeacting. Thanks for any input, thank you, Shannon