Mom has moderate dementia and has raging fits and other times seems lucid, the next minute she may be screaming for me to move out. This seems to be typical dementia but there are times that I really think she has had a mini stroke. The other morning she walked into my bedroom wearing her housecoat and 10 minutes later is standing in front of me holding it saying, "Can someone please tell me who the h_ll this belongs to and what it is?" We have a dog and a niece is here with her dog and Mom was feeding her dog its food, then turned right around to give it to our dog who cannot eat it and when we stop her she is screaming at us that she was feeding the same dog and we tell her no it was the other dog and she calls us a liar and every name under the sun. I spent two years going back and forth to Las Vegas with her caring for her sister until she died. Now Mom will on occasion bring up the fact that her and I went to Arizona to care for her mother living in a small house there (where I have never been) or she confuses me with her sister (who is dead).
I know it all sounds like it could be the dementia but it is just different than what we normally put up with and it seems like "something has happened" during the night or moments earlier and I can't figure out if it could be a TIA mini stroke. She is on Coumadin to thin her blood and takes meds for Atrial Fib.
Does anyone know how you can tell the difference?