When I reflect, the signs/symptoms were there. My mom had a heart attack in 2013, which I knew about because I called the ambulance however, in 2018 she sustained a minor stroke. She managed to keep all her health issues a secret because she felt she did not want to "burden" me as I had my hands full with my three kids, husband, business and life in general. You see her diabetes had been so uncontrolled for so long that her health in all aspects began to degenerate. After my father's death in late 2019, everything just began to deteriorate at a rapid pace. We finally started treating with a team of doctors, endocrinologist, nephrologist, cardiologist, neurologists, neuropsychiatrists and we finally received the official diagnosis of Alzheimer's/Vascular Dementia with major cognitive impairment. I have seen one of the strongest women I know become a shell of who she was. Her short-term memory is none-existent, and she tends to fill in the blanks of "memory lapses" with made up stories.
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