I, along with my family and many friends have been very concerned about my mother recently and many people have mentioned the possibility of Alzheimer's. My mother was diagnosed with depression earlier in the year, but was suffering also with panic attacks and some minor confusion. She was prescribed anti-depressants which turned out not to suit her, so her medication was changed and eventually the panic attacks stopped and her condition seemed to be slowly getting better. However, over the last few weeks, the confusion has taken a severe turn for the worse, for no apparent reason. She says many things that don't make any sense atall and often can't even remember simple things like days of the week or occasions, and she is unable to recall or talk about events. Today is Father's Day and she commented to me that it was nice that we were out for my brother's birthday. Her GP has said this is simply an effect of her condition. My mother has suffered from depression in the past and there was no confusion then. This is completely different and the confusion is very worrying for everyone. It is my intention to speak to her GP tomorrow, but I just want to know whether I am over reacting or do I have genuine reason for concern. She is just approaching the age of 60. Thank you.