I am 62, retired and moved back into her house, after some 40 odd years, to be her driver and housekeeper. Mom is 88 and bitter because she lost most of her sight last December. She is very hard of hearing.
She seems to want to show some mothering to make up for her lack of affection when I was growing up.
I don't know if her 16 different prescriptions or beginning Alzheimer's is what she is suffering from.