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She does remember important family detail, but can forget recent episodes. Her anxiety gets in the way of her thought process. She gets in a state and her own condition is predominant. She has a constant stomach ache, and constantly thinks she needs to go to the loo. She craves cigarettes as a release to her anxiety. We have been told she has slight dementia, but her tests are only slightly positive. She could not leave hospital, as she requires constant reassurance. I hope this helps.