Friday, November 2, 2007

Worry wart

So, my mom is 78 years old. At what point does simple memory problems from being old and tired switch to Alzheimers or some other bad disease? I just worry, because sometimes in the same phone conversation she'll repeat the same things, and not remember she said them. Which isn't horrible, since I do that occasionally too. But last night was the first night she asked me the same exact questions, and responded like she hadn't heard the answers before. I know she was tired because she was helping my sister with my nieces during the day. I'm hoping to chalk it up to that and not have it be something worse. And just track if she starts doing that during the day. It's just scary though.

4 comments:

Susan said...

I say just keep a watch. I also hope that it's just her being tired.

NoRegrets said...

Yeah, my brother is watching too, and so we'll see.

darwinbignose said...

Wathcing parents grow old is such as scary thing. I'm not sure whether it is because we fear losing a love one, because we fear the upcoming responsibility, or because it is a reflecitonof our mortality Maybe all of the above. In my case, I am the responsible sibling, and also the only one who is separate by an ocean from my aging parents, which does stress me out.

NoRegrets said...

Well, one good thing is that they have partners with them... a bright side?