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Was Your Diagnosis Forced?
Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 7:43 AM
Joined: 11/20/2015
Posts: 366

I've posted in other forums and I'm not totally certain, but I think my mom has Alzheimers. We've got a strong family history and I've watched mom for symptoms for about a year, and her friends agree that there are things that concern them. I wrote my MD and then that MD wrote my mom's MD basically forced my mom to get testing. She has not had testing yet, but is terrified. As her daughter I was beginning her for about 6 months to get tested, and she refused. She's pretty angry with me and I just hope I did the right thing. As folks with the diagnosis what are your thoughts?
Mimi S.
Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 9:42 AM
Joined: 11/29/2011
Posts: 7027

Hi Radar, I answered more fully on your other post.

You can Validate your mom's anger at you. "Mom, I know you're angry with me because I want you to be tested."  But please, as I wrote elsewhere, do get her to the best place available to you.

Do not ask, take her there. Do discuss some ruses to use when you bring her. have a short list of symptoms you have noted to had to the receptionist. Do ave another copy to hand to the doctor if the first doesn't make it.

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Good luck. Do keep in touch.
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