Hi, My Mum's got her first memory clinic appointment next week, and I just wanted to know what is likely to happen. Her sister is taking her, so are they likely to talk to her separately so she can fill in background info? I understand they will do the MMSE, what else will they do? Will the rest of the assessment be based on "chatting" and seeing how Mum responds? She's already had blood tests and an ECG in preparation for this assessment. We've been told the appointment will last for approx. 1 hour. Will a diagnosis/assessment be given then and there or will the results be sent to the GP? My Mum has no idea she has "memory problems" and I dread someone telling her that she has AD (if that turns out to be the diagnosis). If drugs are deemed appropriate will they be prescribed on the day, or will further assesments be needed. Seeing as this is a first visit will there be a quick follow-up visit to "validate" any results, or how long is it likely to be before they see her again? Thanks for any info/advice anyone can give about this - we're all getting rather nervous about it (especially my Mum who suppported my Dad through his trips to the MC).