Hi, my mum's memory has been getting worse over the last 3 to 4 years. The difficulty is that she lives in Spain with her partner (who does most things for her - like cook, banking etc), so my only communication with her is over the phone mostly. She is over visiting at the moment, staying with me and my partner and son. I've noticed it's particularly bad when we're sat together she will repeat the same sentence about 5 to 6 times within about 20 minutes, I don't say anything and just answer her the same as before. Her partner hasn't mentioned his concerns to her, which is rather frustrating. So it's been left to me and my sister. She is due to go back to Spain on 5 July and we really need to talk to her before she goes back. Does anyone have any advice about how to go about this? She is convinced her 'brain doesn't work sometimes' because of arthritis in her neck, and will most probably use that as the reason. I don't think she will take it well as she was such a strong independent woman, who now relies on her partner for everything!