Mom has always been fastidious about washing her hands. Now she just stares at the running water when I turn on the faucet. I show her what to do by sticking my hands in there. She doesn't get it. She also doesn't understand how to brush her teeth anymore. And lastly, in the last couple of days, she doesn't get what a straw is for. She just chews on it instead of sucking. All this has happened over the course of a few weeks. The straw thing in the last couple of days. Last week she was using a straw perfectly.
Yet at the same time, she's now walking better than she has in a long time.
Is there anything to read from all this or is it just part of the wonderful mystery which is dementia?