We have been having concerns about my mother in law for some time now. Everyone in the family has noticed a deterioration in her memory, confusion, anxiety, depression, forgetting what day it is, being disorientated in familiar places, forgetting whether she has eaten / taken her medication and now not driving as the roads have changed! She has not been to the Dr, I dont know if its because she fears the diagnosis or is in denial or maybe is not even aware herself? She doesnt like going to the Dr about anything as she doesnt want to be a burden on them and always says there are people in more need than her. My sister in law has recently written to her GP to express our concern and make the GP aware of whats going on in the hope that they will call her in with an excuse so they can carry out a health check - will the GP do this following a letter from a family member? How will we know if they do follow up the letter due to patient confidentiality? What do we do if it appears nothing has been done?