Is this a sign of declining cognitive abilities?
My mom is visiting for my daughter’s graduation. She’s 71, almost 72 and has made some starling comments.
She needs a motorized scooter to get around after a slow healing from surgery and when we arrived at the stadium she sat in the car while I took it out and put it together. Later when we returned from the ceremony, she said I don’t know how you’re going to get this back in the car. I said the same way I got it out and she said “but I helped you take it out.”
She was sitting in the car the entire time so as not to stand longer than she had to. Wtf!?
During a conversation about her siblings, she made a random comment that “even though she’s younger than me she had her kids before me” re her youngest sister. This is also incorrect as her youngest sister had her first child when I was 13.
I don't know what to do because she won’t talk about her state of mind and gets REALLY defensive if I even tip toe around that area. How can I check on this?