What does it mean when a person keeps repeating themselves?

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i was sitting with my room mate yesterday and she asked me what day it was/ 6 times in a few minutes what could it mean please let me know

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my wife repeats in mostly the same fashion. and is much more cognitive in mornings when rested. i watched teepa a few times and was under the impression dementia sufferrers lasted less than that.
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Brain damage. Take heed, you may be getting repeating for 20+ years or more. Pray that they do something about the deficit by then.
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Hello, My partners mother repeats herself all the time; I know her mother had dementia. I have mentioned it to my partner but i think he is to scared to admit there is something wrong, she can tell me a story from years ago many times in one day. It always seems to be from her childhood! Does anyone know wether this is the 1st signs and if I should take her to her doctor... any suggestions please?
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we are just taking it day at a time and not getting upset over the repeating we just keep a smile on our faces and roll with ride we don't know know when the ride is going to stop but we are enjoying it for now thanks to u all i will keep in touch with u all thank u from the bottem of my haert god bless u all
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My dad used to ask, "When am I getting out of here?" 8 times an hour when I visited him in the nursing home. Don't bother with the "don't you remember... I just told you..." type comments that can impact them negatively. Just patiently keep answering the question using the same phrase. And hope it gets thru.
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Sounds like dementia to me even though I am not a doctor. My mother was diagnosed about 2 years ago and all the things that you are describing are all the things my mom does as well. She would prefer to eat junk food as Meals on Wheels people told me that seniors can only taste salt and sweet. She says they will always go to sweets first and that is why she wants cookies. Mom's breathing is also labored and she has no stamina to do too much of anything anymore. She just sits around and watches tv most of the day. I just got to the point now that I buy mom alot of treats and some fruits and orange juice to give her a balance of good foods and bad. She eats her sweets and also gets meals on wheels for her balanced diet and I feed her dinner most nights. It is almost like taking care of a child again as that is how you have to handle things. I leave notes on microwave and pictures of her remote so she knows how to turn tv on and off. mom has stated doing her laundry in the bathtub instead of me washing it. It's all part of dementia and it seems they are more coherent in the mornings and as the day progresses their memory gets worse. Hang in there as there are numerous changes coming from this horrible disease. Please be patient as they get so distressed as they know something is wrong with them and they get to the point where they have trouble finding words to make sentences and they get frustrated that they can't tell you what they need. Dementia drugs did not work for my mother. They put her way out in left field so we stopped all of them. God bless....
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we will talk with her doctor tomorrow about this thanks
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she is going down hill fast i know she has not done this before to me and i notice she is getting very slow at eating and worn out a lot faster now day and her beathing is getting labor as she walks up and down the steps or gets up to go to the bathroom and she is forgetting alot more things like if she has money with her when we just went to the bank for her if she is for getting to toss out her depends she wares at night time i have go in her room and pull out all of her used depends i she is talking to herself alot more now days as well she always buying stufff we don't need like all the cookies we have 50 bags of cookies IN THE HOUSE RIGHT NOW
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blackdog: lack of oxygen to the brain. Talk to her doctor. Maybe she needs supplemental oxygen. Blessings, Dear One.
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It could mean she is trying to get your goat -- that she is pulling a prank.

It could mean she is very distracted today, with lots on her mind.

It could means she is experiencing cognitive decline, or dementia.

I suppose there are other possibilities. Has this happened before? Based on your knowledge of her, what do you think it means?
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