Hoping for input on this issue that I haven't heard about before and is starting to REALLY wearing on me. Everything mom does seems to be accompanied by a step by step commentary...(I know I grabbed a water...I'm going to dump this in the garbage...Well, I'll open this can and split it between you two /dogs/...Come on kitty -- eat your food - why won't you eat your food? Okay, now that "x" is out of the way, I'm going to go to the bathroom. I'm going to leave the door open so the cat can get back into the house. Tomorrow I have to do laundry.) It's as though every thought that pops into her brain has to be verbalized/ Earlier I thought it was a mechanism for her to "affirm" a thought in order to hold on to it. But, it doesn't seem to work - her thoughts continue to be fleeting regardless. Is this just another quirky "symptom" of Alz/VaD? It's like watching a movie where someone is unconscious or can't speak and every thought is verbally expressed for the sake of the audience. I tune her out, and then she's frustrated that I do not answer her question that was sandwiched within an ongoing string of mutterings. What I wouldn't give for a mute button sometimes!!!! Hoping this is a passing phase???