Mom is so much better in person than on the telephone. Does anyone know why? She has short term memory loss, but on the phone is so much worse. Sometimes she sounds so confused, depressed, forgetful, that I make a two hour drive to see her and make sure she is okay. I get there and she looks good, sounds good, and I'm like you seem fine, what happened? Some days I will hear from her several times in one day, asking me the same question.