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Again I believe my moms is in a early stage of some kind of mental illness trying to set in. I'm not sure if it's dementia or not. Now that my eyes are more open to this dementia sickness I'm now watching everything more closely. My mom is starting to seem a bit spaced out when she talks. She's more loud when answering questions. I remember her acting like this when she had surgery and they drugged her. I heard that dementia is slow. My moms seems to be on a weekly decline now. Shes a diabetic and she recently told me that she stop taking some of her meds for some reason. At her Job she takes care of kids and yesterday while watching kids on the playground some kid broke their risk. Now my moms may lose her job. All this is happening so fast. It's mind blowing. All my worst fears are surprisingly happening. This is all happening so fast. Can dementia move this fast? Thank you

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@pamstegma

She won't listen to me, she believes she is fine. She has a 29th appointment and I'm writing a letter to her doctor. I will note that she's not taking her medications, which she did tell me...Jesus why would she be so foolish
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@jeannegibbs

Yes I'm doing pretty good so far. Thanks for asking. Also I did find her doctor and by the grace of god I spoke with a nice lady who knew who my mother was and told me that she would except a letter from me. Thanks to the kind people on this site I now have a way to contact her doctor. It was so weird because when I called the hospital I thought that I would get turned down, but no they seemed very helpful thank god. I see my doctor Monday. It's hard for me to be in front of her now because I feel like crying. I'm now finding myself avoiding her. My sweet mother. She did everything for me and my brother. She never smoked,
Drink, or did drugs on her whole life. How can this happen to her. This is tuff. But I have till the 29th to get that letter to the hospital. The 29th is when she has her next appointment and the lady' was nice enough to tell me. There must be a god that wants to help me. Again thank you all for your help. This site is such a blessing
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Get mom to the MD asap. What you describe sounds more like her medications are messed up, she may forget some and double up on others without knowing it. That can cause a lot of confusion. She really should not be supervising children right now.
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Dementia can develop very slowly, over many years. It can develop very rapidly. It can develop rapidly for a while and then plateau for a period. Each case progresses at its own pace.

Rich, have you talked to her doctor yet? Have you arranged for some counseling for yourself?
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