Dementia is suspected by family members. Mom is struggling to remember. Sometimes one of the children suspects mom may be doing some pretending.
If it’s real, and it usually is, a day will come when that child may realize mom is really fading away and is not faking. No more denying.
They tell me that is a rough day.
A quote: “You can’t converse with alzheimer’s sufferers in the way you do with others; the dialogue tends to go round in circles” Kevin Whatley