Hello My mother has been loosing her communication skills. She is now unable to have a proper conversation as what she says doesn't make sense. She is also more confused and her memory is worse. I think she may be depressed and is lonely as she & my Dad do not communicate much. She also doesn't sleep well & has a thyroid problem. These could be simple reasons for her problem but we don't know. She puts it down to old age. My sister contacted her GP but the GP has showed little interest. We don't want to upset our mum by suggesting she has dementia. Can anyone advise as to how we approach this problem with her and/or get her to see the GP herself regarding the problem? All advise greatlfully received.