Our expert says:
Its typical of memory that our longest entrenched memories thend to stick around longest. So in someone with Dementia, they may remember and enjoy the songs they sang when young, and not remember where they are.
There can be various causes for some degree of memory loss as one grows older, and a careful assessment by a psychiatrist or neurolosit may be valuable in the early stages. Some causes or contributing factors, such as some specific vitamin deficiencies, can be relieved with great improvement. Even with Alzheimer's, there are now some drugs which alter the brain chemistry in a useful way, and though it in no way "cures" Alzheimer's, it very usefully can delay the onset o serious symptoms.
Her Paranoia could be relevant, so a Psychiatrist could best to do such an assessment
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