Is it possible to be depressed and not know it
I have been taking my mom 73 years old to the doctors for various behavior and personality changes. I was thinking memory issues possibly beginning stages of dementia. She repeats herself, is very withdrawn and no longer social , loses track of her finances but also she is living on a fixed income. She hoards food, says she is hungry one minute, says she has no appetite the next. She tells stories, lies, all kinds of issues we haven't dealt with before.
She went to the neurologist today and answered half the questions wrong, but when he asked her them again she got them correct. To me this told me she had trouble answering them, the doctor thought she did great and said she is depressed with anxiety. She doesn't feel like she is depressed. He said well you aren't driving and you are stuck in. She is not driving because she was in 4 minor accidents. Even back when she was driving she was showing all of these symptoms, so saying she is depressed doesn't seem to fit.
Anyway, my question is for those of you living with depression or living with someone who is depressed do all these symptoms fit? He said if someone told you 6 things to remember and your wife called to say your son is sick and dying you will forget 3 of those things. If you are then being chased by an animal you will forget the other things, anxiety causes depression and all of this would cause her to show these type of symptoms.
If someone asks you the date would you answer april 30, 2020? Draw a clock with the time being 40 after 3 and would you draw 2:55? 60 nickels is how how much money? 300.00 1st, 30.00 2nd and finally the correct answer of 3.00? Does depression affects your brain that much?
Thanks for your help.