We noticed 85 year old MIL started to forget some people’s names: one of the grandchildren, one of her nephews, one of her son in law. She knows they exist but can’t recall their names.
Recently she confuses her sister’s name with her daughters’ names. Btw all these names are very different, they don’t sound similar at all.
Sometimes when she talks about her family she would refer to her adult children as her brothers and sisters instead of sons and daughters.
She’s been losing lots of her vocabularies and speaks in mostly pronouns. But forgetting or confusing names of immediate family members is a new one. Does it mean it’s a new development or is it part of the natural progression of cognitive decline?