A year ago, my dad died of lung cancer and he insisted I move in with her. Last summer, I let her be on her own. Moved in last fall to help, since I noticed a few things.
Many days my mom seems normal. Other days, her memory is bad. Today, we were working on the garden. We started on one part, then she wanted me to help one, place then another. At one point, she changed her mind 3 times in less than 30 minutes. This is not normal for my mom. Her gardens are her sanctuary.
Not sure how to approach the topic with her and my brother, who lives on the East Coast. My mom had a stroke over 3 years ago, and I had noticed memory issues. Few months ago, I spoke to Stroke Association and suggested it might be wise to check for vascular dementia based on the location of the stroke. How do you request that test for a family member?