My Mom always dressed from head to toe like she was from royalty. Her mom taught her that at a young age. My Mom used to be very intelligent, sometimes too intelligent for her own good. My Mom was very independent. My husband died at her feet in 2015 and since that day, my Mom's mental status started to diminish. In 2017 we learned she had 3 mini strokes and her brain never fully recovered. This is what started the early onset dementia. She was still very active and would say I have dementia, it doesn't have me. Now I can't get that same enthusiasm out of her. The doctors seem to think she has a long life still ahead of her since it was caught early. I see it differently. It is so confusing to me and I am not sure I like the way things are going with her. I need some positive ways to handle this and get a little bit of my Mommy back.