I can't take her to the doctor... she will fight tooth and nail.
Here's some info about mom:
Her house is packed with beautiful little knick knacks. And I mean a lot of them with flowers and stuffed animals..... she says the stuffed animals are 'her family'.... she knows they are not real but she does say that to me...
She asks me the same question like yesterday, 4 x in 4 hours... she will call me to ask me over and over the same thing and I just stay calm and give the same answer.
She forgets A LOT I mean A LOT. Her memory span for short-term seems like it's almost nil... after about 1/2 hour she forgets what we talked about.
She now can't divvy up her pills. She asks me daily 'what is the orange one for?' 'when do i take this?'... I mean every day, sometimes 2x in one hour.
She can take care of the toilet, bathing, dishes, even light cooking.
She loses everything. She misplaces things all the time, probably in part due to not being able to find anything in the house.
She thinks people may be looking in her window at night in the back yard... (the yard has a 6 ft privacy fence... nobody is there...)
She is losing her appetite. She will eat (cook for herself) a good breakfast, 2 eggs, peanut butter toast, coffee) every morning... thank God. Then at 3 she has her coffee with a pastry... but dinner time at 7 she 'doesn't care'.... and it concerns me because although she has always been petite, she is now about 89 lbs and 5 foot.
Just wondered what stage you would call this.... Any ideas? She is almost 91...and while she can live independently (but probably shouldn't) I just can't pin what to call her... mild or mild to moderate.