For everyone reading:
"Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is an intermediate stage between the expected cognitive decline of normal aging and the more serious decline of dementia. It can involve problems with memory, language, thinking and judgment that are greater than normal age-related changes. If you have mild cognitive impairment, you may be aware that your memory or mental function has "slipped." Your family and close friends also may notice a change. But generally these changes aren't severe enough to interfere with your day-to-day life and usual activities.
Mild cognitive impairment may increase your risk of later progressing to dementia, caused by Alzheimer's disease or other neurological conditions. But some people with mild cognitive impairment never get worse, and a few eventually get better."www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/mild-cognitive-impairment/basics/definition/con-20026392
SC, I think everyone over 50 can relate to this.... My dad started here and ended up with full blown dementia....
I'd call him to say I was coming over...An hour later when I got there he was surprised to see me.. But things would go well with the visit and we do out to lunch etc and all was fine.
Course a few days later he'd ask when I was coming over and that he hadn't seen me in a while...
Try to keep your mom busy and make her use her brain to keep it active. If you haven't been there - don't argue with her... If it's on a subject that isn't too important - just agree with her.
As the article above mentioned, she knows her memory is slipping. It'll make her frustrated at times... Just go with the flow.