My 87 yo mother told my brother (lives 2 hrs. away) that she had fallen and was covered in bruises. I found this odd as her daily caregiver nor her boss had said a thing to me (I am local and take care of most things & am in regular contact). When I visited her today, there were no signs of any bruising and she has still not said a thing about a possible fall. There are other examples of her telling some people one thing and me another.
She also tells me her complaints almost non-stop yet when my brother talks to her, everything is just sugar-dandy.
Personally, I think she is just trying to get his attention. I'm sure I've read about this type of behavior here and there is a name for it, isn't there? Any input?