MAUREEN: For us, it was a recent episode where my mother had fallen and she was hospitalized for a short period of time. When she came home, she lived with me because I have a one-floor living arrangement. But I would go to work and I'd come home, she would be almost terrified because she was seeing people -- almost hallucinations. But she doesn't want to go the doctor. We haven't had her diagnosed with an "Alzheimer's" diagnosis, but we've tried the medication and she didn't have a good reaction to that. And her doctor would like her to go see a professional -- a neurologist -- and she doesn't want to do that. But all of the symptoms are there. You know, like hiding the keys. She's taking things that she considers precious to her, like her pocketbook; she's putting her pocketbook in places and hiding things, and we can't find them.
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