My Mother Started Tonight To Talk (In Her Sleep)without Using Words But Giberish, Does This Mean Her Condition Is Geting Worst And She Wont Be Able To Communicate In The Future? Thank You! Ro

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My Mother Started Tonight To Talk (In Her Sleep)without Using Words But Giberish, Does This Mean Her Condition Is Geting Worst And She Wont Be Able To Communicate In The Future? Thank You! Ro

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Hi, Rosana,

I agree with everyone has to say. I also wanted to add that in my experiences, people with Alzheimer's don't go through a linear decline. They'll get worse for awhile, then improve for awhile, and then revert. Although Mom didn't speak giberish, we did see it when she would "psych" herself up to see someone she hadn't seen for awhile and would seem like she shouldn't be in the nursing home. And then the next day, she was totally mentally drained and could barely interact with anyone.

So my advice is try to take the long view instead of putting yourself on the emotional roller coaster. Talk to her doctor about what to expect and value your time with her. And do take care of yourself because watching your mom go through this can be very stressful.

Take care and keep us posted!

Dorian