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Mother's GP believes she is in early stages of dementia

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Evenstar Wed 17-May-17 21:25:33

My mother has had a series of blood and urine tests and a scan of her head in the last few weeks, all of these have now come back negative. She is waiting for an appointment at the memory clinic, though we are now looking at getting a private referral to speed this up.

What is frightening is that this decline has happened in the last few months, she falls asleep constantly, loses words and will say odd things like wondering what the name of a bird she can see in the garden is (it's name not the species). She is also having urinary incontinence. Her voice has changed and is slow and lacks expression.

My stepfather has just had surgery and is far from well himself and my brother and I both live around 200 miles away. We are obviously very concerned and don't know how things will go for her.

Has anyone had a similar experience and did things progress rapidly from this point? Thank you.

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