We have been worried about my mums behaviour for some time, in fact for almost a year, maybe a bit longer. She has been forgetting things, names of everyday objects, things that have happened within the last few days, how to use television controls, she also loses the thread of conversations and as a result believes people are not talking to her. When in a family group she doesn't tend to join in with conversations and just in general seems to be in a world of her own, she repeats things over and over again in a short space of time, but seems happiest recalling things that happened many years ago.
These things have been getting worse over the past year, and have been noticed by all the family even those that only speak to her via telephone.
Ourselves and other family have been pushing her to speak with the doctor over many months and she would always keep coming up with excuses as why she couldn't go, at a suggestion that one of us could go along with her she became very angry, so we telephoned the doctor to make it known that we wished him to check for signs of Alzheimer's. Finally she made it along to the dr's last week, she tells us that she told him of her memory problems, he said not to worry just take her time thinking of things through. He ordered many blood tests, and she was told to return to see the practice nurse for results. She tells us that the nurse has told her all blood tests were normal and there is nothing at all to worry about, she's the picture of health!
Where do we go from here, she's clearly not coping well with things in general, we haven't a hope of getting her to return to the dr's for another chat, and because of 'confidentiality' the dr won't talk to us directly about her.
Sorry its such a long message but we really don't know where to go from here, of course we don't know for sure what she told the dr at the appointment. Any advice would be very welcome.