My mother lives with me and I take care of her. She has had several strokes over the past 15 years, is unable to walk without a walker, is a diabetic and she started showing signs of having Alzheimer's. She started asking the same questions over and over again, losing things, forgetting peoples names, forgetting what she walked into a room to do, began to act more and more like a child etc... I took the direct approach with her and sat down with her and explained the symptoms of Alzheimer's to her and told her that I thought she might have early onset Alzheimer's and that I thought she should see her Doctor for confirmation and to get some help. She was open to the idea of seeing the Doctor about it so I took her. Indeed she does have Alzheimer's and although there are medications to slow down the progression she is unable to take them right now due to other medication conflicts.