At first she said it was because of her medication, then she said it was because she wasn't sleeping very well. She acted like she expected it to be temporary and just go away by itself. Well she's got worse and worse over this last year. She can't remember something you tell her only a few minutes later. She tells the same stories over and over and over. Sometimes starting the story again right after finishing it. She will jump off topic in the middle of a conversation. She can't send text messages any more, she can't work out how to do it. But she used to be able to. Or how to use her TV remote. She gets confused if she has to speak to anyone on the phone, like the bank or speak to anyone in a shop like to get her prescriptions. All sounds like dementia. But... could it be anything else? Dehydration, thyroid function, anemia, diabetes? Her meds? Anxiety? Could she be faking it? She lives alone but wants any excuse she can think of to get someone to be with her. she's been known to use illness to manipulate before. If it might be anything else, what can we do about it?