Is This a Sign of Dementia?

My mom repeats what I say as if she is just saying it. For example if I say that dinner is going to be a little late, she'll say "ok" and then a minute or two later, come to me and announce that dinner is going to be late. She does this type of thing several times a day.


She copies everything I do, from putting on lipstick to blowing her nose. If I cough, she coughs, if I say my back hurt, her back hurts and so on.

When we are out in my vehicle she will suddenly say "right" many times during our ride, when we are not even having a conversation. It's as if she's talking with someone who isn't there.

Is this just old age or a sign of dementia?

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First of All, I'm Not A Doctor, But . . .
by: Alexis

. . . your description of your mom's behavior makes it sound like something her doctor should see her about. I don't think there's much to do about it, regardless of he diagnosis, but at least you'll know where you stand and where you're heading.

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