My mom is 87 and I have noticed that when she encounters a problem, any problem, the first solution that comes in her head is the “one and only solution”. The solution to that problem must be done immediately. She has been screened for dementia and Alzheimer’s. I will give you an example. If she normally would have a sandwich for lunch and she doesn’t have luncheon meat, ketchup etc. She will drive herself to the store (without a list) get the luncheon meat and go home make her lunch and eat. If the same thing happens the next day, but this time it’s something else like chips etc. She will go back to the store the next day. She won’t consider eating other foods in the house like a frozen meal or a can of soup. Once “The solution” is in her head it’s the only one. I try to work with her on these issues but when I make suggestions I get a forlorn reply of “I guess I could have done that”. Anyone else have this going on????