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    How do they assess dementia if you can't talk?

    Thank you both - it just seems like quite an uncommon situation for someone to present for an initial (at this GP) assessment having already lost so much of her ability to communicate. But i guess it's clear she has dementia now, it's just a question of what kind and how far along she's...
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    How do they assess dementia if you can't talk?

    Hi, My 79 year old mum has a long-overdue appointment with her GP coming up, to start the ball rolling towards a dementia diagnosis. To cut a very long story short, she has shown signs of memory problems and other symptoms for the past four years and has been referred once already to the memory...
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    3 generations, 1 with dementia all under 1 roof

    Hi, I'm also quite a new poster. I don't have direct experience of your situation (my mother is nearly mute and is quite passive at present), but it sounds very difficult. I can sympathise with your husband's level of guilt - nobody wants to have to choose between vulnerable family members...
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    End of life care but pacemaker needs new battery

    Hi, I've not personally been in your situation, but when I read your OP, I was strongly reminded of a Radio 4 programme I heard which dealt with the issues involved in an almost identical situation. I can't post the link as this is actually my first forum post, but if you go to BBC Sounds and...