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Hi everyone. So over the past few months, my mom's short term memory has gotten worse. She forgets that she told me or someone in my family something already earlier in the day or the day before, she'll notice something new like one of her plants growing a new flower then the next day, notice it again and not remember noticing it yesterday, she forgets words sometimes as well. She sometimes gets weird mood swings out of nowhere and gets angry or upset over small things. She gets very tired even though she gets a full night of sleep too. I'm not sure if that has anything to do with Alzheimer's.
She just turned 50 so I know it's not common for her age and she just started menopause around the time of these symptoms, which could very likely (and hopefully) explain all of her symptoms, but she's so different now from how she used to be. Sometimes she'll forget something and it scares me how simple or common the thing she forgot was and it just worries me. I'm afraid to even bring it up to her because I know she would dismiss it and get upset that I would even consider it a possibility, but if she does have early onset, I'd want her to get treatment as soon as possible. How do I bring it up to her gently that I want her to get tested?
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