My mother eats spilling a lot of her food on her blouse and her forkdroops down a lot; it's almost the way a young child would eat. I hope I am not being criticial, as that is not my intention, as I am just curious if this is common in elderly people. In addition, my mother gets worse every year about getting Christmas cards mailed before Christmas. This year she hardly got any cards written, and has almost no interest in doing it, even though I offered several times to help her. Is this common in the elderly?