Hello Ruby! Welcome to HW!
Some of these seniors, I'm telling you. Not very helpful. Sorry about
your Aunt's state but I'm glad that you check in on her. She doesn't have any Doctors at that age? That's amazing!!
Yes, I've heard those symptoms before with my Mom and Dad and many others. The only way you will know for sure if she has Dementia/Alzheimers is for her to be tested by a Neurologist.
A visiting Nurse whom my Mom liked, let her into her home once in a while. Through time she started asking her questions that would be asked on a test that would be given by a Neurologist. She later gave me a call(Mom had given her my name and # in case of emergency). The results were bleak. I was sad.
I had caught her in instances that reminded me of Dad's symptoms. The Nurse asked if it was okay if she sent a Psychologist assistant to Mom's place to test her. She is qualified for this situation. I gave her my permission. Trouble is when the Nurse asked Mom about
the other "Lady' coming over to ask her a few questions, "mom said No". She's not stupid!
Maybe you would have better luck in this type of situation. Or you could be there when she went over. I live 3 hours away from my Mom and my Hubby works.
My Mom has been in a Home for the past 2 1/2 years. We are told just to agree with what she says and to ask her about
her younger years. Maybe that will cheer her up. Unfortunately, my Mom only remembers working hard on the farm and not much else about
good times. She was always a negative person even though she had lots of fun times in her life. Oh well!
I must be getting into Dementia also. I forgot to log out last night.
Sorry, I couldn't help more.
Good luck! Hopefully, someone else has ideas.