My mother who has dementia asked my daughter, if she knew how to get saved. My mother was asking this for herself. I was a bit freaked by it, as my mother has been a devout Catholic all her life. I believe that she has a fear of going to hell. I don’t understand why she feels this way. She sits in her chair and prays quite a bit every day. She has the EWTN channel on all day. She says about the rosary at least twice a day plus the Divine Mercy Chaplet. She goes to church almost every Sunday. Some time she misses, when I must go to an early mass due to my schedule. I take her to Eucharistic adoration every week.
She is 88 and recovered from Lymphoma from two years ago. However, she has really declined, mentally. I am her primary caregiver, and it is so sad to see a role reversal. I have a brother that died this past January, from advanced lung cancer. He died really quick after his diagnosis. My other brother died in 2004 from advanced liver disease. I suspect that she feels that she should have done more to help them. That is just a guess, as to why she believes that she may be going to hell.
It is just weird to see my mother asking about how she can get saved. All my life she was the one preaching to me.