Hello im very anxious 20 year old whose mum has started to show signs of forgetfulness. Albeit quite small but recently she couldnt remember her bank pin which got me really worried since she has used it for years. My grandmother has dementia, and my family takes care of her. I feel like I cannot talk to my mum about this since the first time I tried consoling her she got angry and frustrated. I'm really scared. My mom is only 49 years old. I've done some research on the internet which of course fueled my anxiety and now I am really stressed. Other instances are: She also forgot her bike to the supermarket and walked home (we live quite near the shop, sometimes she walks, sometimes she goes by bike). Yesterday (yes, only yesterday I started to pay attention) she didn't remember switch on the stove while boiling pasta. She also forgot to put on the washing machine. She does my grandmother's laundry everyday since my grandmother has trouble with her bladder and stuff. She does remember events and people very well, no problems in that area, at least not that I know of... I've been thinking that it might be due to stress, since she lost a dear friend to cancer earlier this year, but now I'm starting to worry. She has had minor depression, which I'm not sure if she has any medication on anymore. My mom does smoke everyday and uses alcohol from time to time which makes me even more worried and scared for her health. Please, any help would be appreciated. I don't want her to go through this alone and without any help since she has been anxious as well, and trying to hide it for my and my siblings sake. I would very much like to go to the doctor to diagnose this. I've had a hard time accepting this. I heard that the earlier you start treating the better the expectancies are.