Having to repeat myself over and over again at mum

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Me (18) my brother (24) always have to repeat things over and over again at our mum, it gets frustrating because either she hears wrong and that’s why we have to repeat things over or she just simply doesn’t process it and take it in. It would be different if it’s a casual conversation but it’s not it would be things she would ask us and want to know the answer too. Today my brother got annoyed and said to not ask about his situation which is pretty hurtful and she was upset. I do also get annoyed but I don’t say anything I’ll regret I’ll just say ‘I’ve said this 4 times before , how many times do I have to repeat it myself?’
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Me (18) my brother (24) always have to repeat things over and over again at our mum, it gets frustrating because either she hears wrong and that’s why we have to repeat things over or she just simply doesn’t process it and take it in. It would be different if it’s a casual conversation but it’s not it would be things she would ask us and want to know the answer too. Today my brother got annoyed and said to not ask about his situation which is pretty hurtful and she was upset. I do also get annoyed but I don’t say anything I’ll regret I’ll just say ‘I’ve said this 4 times before , how many times do I have to repeat it myself?’
Whiteboards and noticeboards. Write things down on lists and cards and stick them up on the wall in lists and organised areas.
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How old is she? Could it be (early onset) dementia, by any chance?

No doubt it's a frustrating situation for you but you might wanna get your mum to go to the GP, to check
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How old is she? Could it be (early onset) dementia, by any chance?

No doubt it's a frustrating situation for you but you might wanna get your mum to go to the GP, to check
She’s 49 this year
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Maybe she's just multi tasking and has reached saturation point. When she asks something she hears the reply but because in her mind she's already moved on to the next thing to be done she doesn't really register it. Basically she's not concentrating because she's on overload, or as you suggest, maybe she has a hearing problem. It starts at around 50 for some people.
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Do you think there's anything medically wrong? Do you speak in her first language? I understand it can definitely be frustrating, but (especially if this is a new thing that she had not exhibited previously) it could be cause for concern in terms of her health.
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