I live far from my parents, and recently spent a week with them. It's been a long time since we've spent that much time in close quarters. A few things I'm worried about:
- Her temper seems to be right at the surface. She's always had a temper, but she controlled it. While visiting, my son did not know she was coming around behind the car and opened his door, hitting her. She pushed it back as hard as she could. He was not injured, but was very upset by it (he's 10 yrs old).
- She wasn't tracking conversations well. I'd tell her something, and minutes later she'd repeat it to me, saying either "I'm not sure who told me this, but..." or "So and so said...". We were very busy (seeing relatives, traveling, etc.) so it could be that she was tired.
- We were leaving a hotel that had those really big revolving doors - the kind you can take luggage in. As we entered the revolving door, she realized she had left something, and turned around to leave through the door, going against the rotation of the door. She didn't make it and got hit in the head by the door. This is not a mistake she would have made a few years ago.
I don't know if these things are part of the normal aging process, or if there is something more going on.
Appreciate any input you all can provide.