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Okay so my mom is 56, And her mental state has been changing and declining. About 2 years ago she was perfectly fine except she WEIRDLY couldn't talk on the phone, like if she got on the phone she would act like she does now all the time, which let me explain. okay so my mom use to act perfectly normal right? Well now my mom can't drive, cook, do her Abc' S Or anything! but the most weird thing is first she would see snakes everywhere that weren't there. my dad took her to a doctor they put her on medicine now she no longer sees snakes but, now she doesn't know how to speak right. Lets just say my parents bring me something my mom gives me it and I say "thank you" all she will do is repeat what i say very slowly. she also goes on all the doors an tugs at the door knobs and randomly walks into my room looks at me and leaves, it's so weird. Again she got like this in a span of 3 to 4yrs. and it really upsets me it's like my mom isn't even with me anymore she's like a slow parrot. And it sucks even worse because my dad's had 7 heart attacks so he could pass away soon and i'd be left with a non functional mom, also my dad's taken her to get her head checked and the doctors appearently say nothings wrong which is bs and I honestly think my dad's in denial he thinks that she will get better with social interaction which is bs as well But please anyone in here who can diagnose what she has I would REALLY appreciate it.

You, not Dad, need to take her for a full work up. Labs, maybe CT and MRI scans. There is a problem here and to me it sounds like a stroke, maybe many. Hate to say, it could be a brain tumor. If Dad is in denial he probably isn't telling the doctor everything that is going on. As said, a neurologist should be involved.
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She needs a neurology work up. We can’t diagnose here.

It could be many things. MS comes to mind or some neuro progressive demyelination disease.

Please get her her to a neurologist for testing.
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a GRADUAL decline over four years, with worsening sx sounds like organic. That would put her at 52 when this started and that is VERY YOUNG for the onset of dementia, not to say it cannot happen. The sx. offhand DO sound more like dementia than mental illness to this lifelong nurse, but you understand that is purely a guess. In these four years she must have seen her own doctor? What does he or she say. It is now time for a thorough evaluation. That will likely be through a neurologist, so time to visit her doctor and seek a referral. There will be evaluations in office and perhaps an MRI to see if there are any signs of dementia. For certain you are looking at either early onset dementia or mental illness, but this must be put solidly in the hands of medical practitioners now. Good luck.
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Deadsin, even if we were medical professionals here, we cannot and should not even try to diagnose what’s wrong with anyone. Your mother is mentally ill. She needs to be seen by a doctor. Can you get her to one? If she seems really “out of it”, call 9-1-1 and have her taken to the ER. Tell the fire medics you think she may have had a stroke. Once she’s at the ER, tell them about Mom’s behavior and that she needs a mental evaluation. Let us know.
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No dx can be found here. She sounds quite ill. When was she last to the doctor? Has she seen a neurologist? Sounds like a mental health evaluation, as an inpatient, is in order. Maybe she has had a stroke?
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No one here is able to diagnose anyone. I wonder if your mom has had a physical lately? You said she had "her head checked" but what about the rest of her? Blood work, the whole 9 yards.
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