Hi My MIL most likely has some form of Alzheimer's. She started having memory problems around 5 years ago. 3 years ago there was a noticeable change in her personality and for the last 2 years has been unable to do just about anything for herself. Around 18 months ago she started experiencing fainting/episodes/seizures culminating in her having close to 30 in the space of a few hours and an ambulance being called followed by a week in hospital, in the dementia ward. A year later and we are no closer to getting any answers. She's in her mid fifties and her partner has had to give up work as she needs someone with her 24/7. So stuck in a scenario where they are eating into their savings and he is struggling to cope. Since coming out of hospital she has had one appointment with a consultant who suggested she may have Parkinson's and that is it. The GP is the only person else has seen her and has thus far out her forward for counselling (which she went to and the therapist said she couldn't understand why she had been suggested as it was clear MIL needed medical help, she then was put forward for a dopiame scan but the consultant, after spending a few minutes on the phone for a pre consultation, also said it was a completely inappropriate suggestion and after reviewing her notes suggested we put in a formal complaint to the NHS about the situation we find ourselves in. At wits end right now as after so many false starts she refused to attend a hard fought for appt with a neurologist today. She refuses to admit anything is wrong. I don't know where to go from here as this affects her vision so badly she may as well be blind and really affects her quality of life, is really anxious all the time and couldn't even work out how to get a glass of water if she had to. I'd really like to understand what more we can do, does a diagnosis make any difference or is it just a case of this is it. I feel like this isn't normal, that help should be more forthcoming but maybe I am naive.