Today my 89 y.o. mom called me (from another state) saying that she couldn't remember anything and thought she was having a stroke, but wouldn't let me call 911 (if I did she said she'd never talk to me again). I was able to straighten everything out, but it took all day and I'm now a wreck. I feel bad that I let this situation totally stress me out. I know I totally overreacted and freaked out. My mom is now calm as a cucumber and basically said, "What's your problem. Everything turned out fine." She's absolutely right. I worked myself into a total lather and was a complete mess.This is likely to occur with my mom on a fairly regular basis given her age and health problems. Any coping strategies that you can suggest?