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New doctor new state
Definitely do what the other 2 posts said. Send a list to the dr office in advance. Also when you get to the dr office ask the person who checks you in if you can talk to the dr alone before your mom goes in. You'll have to be sneaky about it so that your mom doesn't know. Maybe your wife can go too and distract your mom while you "go to the bathroom" but really going to talk to the dr. I am only saying this because your mom may get upset if you discuss dementia in front of her. The dr should know to be discreet when she comes into the room. He'll probably do a general questioning test to see where she stands but you must get a referral to a good neurologist. Don't let him tell you it's a part of normal aging. I got that for almost two years from my mom's dr's. It took two years for me to find a dr that could see what I was seeing.
Once you get in with a neurologist they will order a brain scan on your mom and do some other testing. They can then prescribe medications to slow down the disease and there are some to keep her calm too. The sooner she gets on to some meds the better. There aren't any cures but only meds to slow down the progress.
You will learn with this disease that you have to take the reigns and be very creative at getting things done while not getting your mom upset. It's not easy but it can be done. I promise. Get used to telling fibs. They are out of love.