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Truly with out a diagnosis following current protocol you do not know the cause of what you are seeing....there are a lot of different kinds of dementia as well as many causes that are treatable.
Please get your mother to the proper Dr.
This will help;
You need to get your mom to a doctor.
We can offer guesses but we're not doctors.
If she won't let you do it, get her to make an appointment for something "head" related: confusion, dizziness, forgetfulness. She may be very resistant to seeing a doctor for Dementia.
Make sure you go with you - you can mention to the doctor you want her tested for Dementia. It's just a verbal conversational test with the doctor so your mother shouldn't be alarmed.
Kerry, there is an excellent FB group called Dementia through Daughters Eyes - it's a closed group so you have to request to join, but it's also incredibly supportive. I bring this up because their mom does that sort of talking behavior, although hers often ends with "I love you."
If you're on FB I'd def connect with the group, and Carmen, the daughter who seems to do most of the admin for it. We haven't experienced this with our mom, I've just seen Carmen's video updates with her mom talking a mile a minute next to her!
You definitely need to get your mom diagnosed, if you can. This can definitely be a sign, a lack of inhibition and "no filter" when speaking.
My mom also talks nonstop . . . . I got so annoyed with her endless chatter last time I saw her that I literally started going to the bathroom just to get away for 5 minutes. She also has started saying stuff which is borderline prejudiced, and inserting insults towards my dad and me in everything she says- I literally think we're discussing the weather, and the next thing I know she's saying things like "You need to use this particular lotion so your face will look normal" (like WTH does that even mean?).
The best you can do is ignore it, deflect, redirect, and don't enagage. Mom's saying racist stuff? Ask her if she wants a cup of tea. Being rude? Just go to the bathroom.
I know it's not easy.