Just to let those interested know, my mom has been told by a doctor after some type of tests that it is not Alzheimer's. She does have a doc appt with a neurologist in Dec. I have asked her to mention (and will mention to my dad) blocked arteries as well.
I think one of the things that make her minor forgetful incidents so bad is they are compounded by the rememberance of my grandmother and when you take all the small things together, it seems like so much worse.
Mom also gets obsessive when she knows she either can't find something she is looking for or if she realizes she is forgetting something or if she is very tired. That is a really weird part of whatever is happening.
Thanks for the concern and if there is any other info to share please do so because at this point we want to know all possibilities. Can't hurt to investigate further.