My Mum will be 81 in March. She is in general good health and can ride her bicycle into the local village a mile away. Dad died earlier this year so she now lives on her own with her beloved dog.
However she is very forgetful and repetitive. Mum always reminded us children of all upcoming birthdays and anniversaries never missing any. She completely forgot mine this year which is so unlike her.
She knows herself there is something wrong but insists she is just stressed. I have asked if she would like to see a doctor and offered to go with her but she says the only thing wrong is old age and there is nothing the doctor can do about that.
She is forever fiddling with the TV controls and then when we put it right she does it again. It's as though she has no short term memory.
Should she be formally diagnosed? If so is there anything that can help or should I just leave things be continue helping as much as I can?
I don't have any previous experience in this.
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