My mother is 88 yo with a dementia. She walks very slow with an unusual gait. For three years she has been talking about something being wrong with the floor, that it feels like it's giving way under her when she walks. I hear the sounds of an old wooden floor when I walk, but have noticed nothing out of the ordinary. We had the floors supported in the middle of the rooms three years ago. It has been since that time that the problem with the floor comes up. She wants to have someone come in to do floor work and is very insistent. I realize that she is to the point of calling behind my back -- she does that sometimes.
My brothers, nephew, and I have told her that the floor is okay, but she forgets and won't believe me. I'm wondering could it be her ears or is it something else that causes the feeling. Has anyone else had problems with an elder feeling like the floor was moving under them when they walk?