My mother is 68 and has the onset of dementia, we noticed a year ago and had her check by her doctor. It was not until like three months ago when talking with the doctor that he had expressed a concern. He had talked to my father but he says "she is okay" she is just forgetful sometimes. Just recently he himself realized after many months of denial he has started to see changes. She has had a sleeping pattern change has her days and night confused. She still continues to drive I have stressed to those her live with her she should never travel alone even to the store. I have even talked to mom about dementia and explain some of things she might be feeling she has agreed on a lot of them.
My concern is her driving she could say she going to store and end up who knows were. I had seen a silver alert advertisement on tv. I would like to try and find out how to get information so I can look into putting something into place before she just gets in her car and ends up missing it is a fear I have. She has always been independent and just does her thing. She has a cell phone but most of time forgets to turn it on. I have just started going to doctors with her. so if anyone could even contact me about silver in our area I would appreciate it.