posted on Oct, 6 2014 @ 08:58 AM
I haven't read the entire thread, so forgive me if someone else has suggested this. I saw the title of the thread and read your opening post and this
rang bells in my head because I've literally just seen something recently that this made me think of...
Is it possible your mother had a small stroke?
I know you said she is in good health, but her age makes her a good stroke candidate (eeek that sounds horrific, forgive my poor wording), and strokes
aren't always "visible".
Speaking as someone with a grandparent who has multiple mini strokes a year, I can attest that not all of them are always apparent.
Sometimes when a person has a stroke, a particular part of the brain can become damaged. This part of the brain regulates how people speak, which is
why sometimes when a person has a stroke, their speech is affected. But it is affected in other ways.
Sometimes when a person has a stroke, the part of the brain that regulates the "taboo" part of our speech, gets slightly damaged. If you are
noticing her speech has changed, she's being more racist than you are used to, perhaps she's swearing a lot more than she has in the past, it could
be because the part of the brain that inhibits "taboo" words has become slightly damaged. This means that even though a person knows a word maybe
considered "socially unacceptable", they literally cannot stop themselves from saying it because the part of the brain that usually says "Dear god
don't say that," is now saying "Hey man, I don't care, go ahead and say what you want."
I also understand things have not been easy so it's really had to say what it could be, but if you notice other strange behaviour patterns, don't
rule out medical reasons.