My Mom just saw her family doc two days ago. Upon my request her family doctor tested her for the first onset of Altzheimer's. But she tested positive for short term memory loss.
I don't want my Mom to have anything serious, but I can't help but wonder if this diagnosis is the wrong one OR if her short term memory loss will morph into Altzheimer's or Dementia.
My Mom not only repeats herself but she also throws her clothes in the waste paper basket we have by our commode that we place her soiled diapers and soiled toilet tissue in. She also has thrown away her important mail in the garbage, her hearing aids in the garbage, and now she takes off her bra in the middle of the night and hides it under her bed wedge. Two weeks ago I discovered a whole new roll of toilet paper saturated in urine and thrown on the floor by the commode. These behaviors are so unlike my Mom and that is why I wanted her to be tested to see if she has the first onset of Altzheimer's or Dementia. Her family doctor claims she doesn't, and she did better on the test than she did 2 yrs ago.
Something doesn't make sense to me. I'm having trouble believing that it's nothing but short term memory loss.
Is this common behavior of a person that has short term memory loss or is there something else wrong that I'm not being told? Thank you all for helping me in advance.