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Why does sister talk about mom's "dementia" when she never had tests for this?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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In brief: Dementia

Your sister may be noticing things like episodes of forgetfulness, repeating the same story multiple times, or declining ability to do daily activities.
It's important that your mother have a thorough neuropsychiatric evaluation to see if any of these changes might be from reversible causes (such as thyroid disease, certain kinds of anemia, liver dysfunction, or medication side effects, etc).

In brief: Dementia

Your sister may be noticing things like episodes of forgetfulness, repeating the same story multiple times, or declining ability to do daily activities.
It's important that your mother have a thorough neuropsychiatric evaluation to see if any of these changes might be from reversible causes (such as thyroid disease, certain kinds of anemia, liver dysfunction, or medication side effects, etc).
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