We had noticed our mom had become increasingly more forgetful and was having a lot of difficulty knowing where she was or what she was doing.
Originally we brushed this off as forgetfulness from old age.
Our Primary health care Physician contacted us (who was also her neighbor for 15 years) and advised that we should take mom to a neurologist as she was showing significant signs of dementia.
After numerous tests the neurologist stated there were no issues and she passed the tests with flying colors.
We took steps to keep her safe despite the diagnosis taking the car away hiring aids etc. none of which were easy.
It is now about a year later and she has been getting progressively worse forgetting to pay bills, having trouble remembering grandchildren, appointments and more.
She is very distant and does not engage in any conversation unless pushed.
The agency we have who comes in 5 days a week to assist called and expressed concerns over her decline verifying what we had experienced.
Having concerns we made another appointment with the neurologist.
My sister took her and once again the neurologist said she passed all the tests and he has seen no decline.
Once they got back to the car my mom didn’t know where she was or why she was there. Then a half hour later she completely forgot everything.
It is obvious to all who know her she is not the same person and cannot function as she did.
How is it that a neurologist can say nothing is wrong?