My mother has always seemed to enjoy illness. Her pain or sickness is always worse than anyone else's. She has been on lots of pain meds (including a fentanyl patch) for almost a decade. She is 75 and seems to be losing it sometimes. She says something totally crazy followed by something totally lucid. She is hard to explain and hard to deal with.
What I really am curious from other's who have had a family member with Alzheimer's is how does it start developing in the person? Can they be confused for a short period of time and then seem to be mentally fine for most of the other time? Does it gradually begin to get worse?
I just don't have any first hand experience with any type of dementia so am just curious.