Mom has been losing thinking abilities for last several years, just lately her new thing is she remembers a name, but doesn't know why she remembers that name or who the person is. I then tell her and she says, "do you see what I'm doing all the time?" So she is aware that it is a problem. This seems to me like a step up in her forgetfulness. Should I take her to someone for evaluation at this point? Her GP is her "wonderful doctor" whom she loves a great deal, but every time I take her to see him, he walks out and says, she's great, no dementia at all. And she does perform well with him. He has given her the mini-test for dementia which she did OK on several years ago. Can anyone recommend who else I could get her to go to or how I should handle this?
And here's the big question: Are there any meds that would help with this decline in either demenia or alzheimers? I can't seem to get a straight answer to that one.