I just found this site and have profound relief that it’s not just me. I care for my elderly mum (86) who had a mini-stroke last year. She talked non stop before that but now it’s gotten worse. Like someone else posted, now if she isn’t talking, she’s singing, whistling, tapping, slamming doors and cupboards and clomping around the house like a draft horse! I’m required to respond to every shout or demand. I’ve tried reasoning and “fierce conversations “ with her, but nothing works. She argues about EVERYTHING and is so negative I have to leave the house. I am a registered nurse and have a lot of patience but this….! She even follows me into the bathroom! Since I can’t change her…I’m working on changing myself. This is quite the test isn’t it?!