Not a good day! Mum was very confused this morning and trying to get her ready for her Clinic appointment was hard going. She could not understand the need to get her decent clothes on, the underwear in the drawer did not belong to her and that man had slept in her bed with that woman and lipstick was on her sheets. She was confused as to who I was and this went on for most of the journey. We saw the Consultant and the diagnosis was there! How hard it is to talk in front of my mum. How could I say in front of her that she had deteriorated and her illusions were getting worse. Anyway she has Vascular dementia, the scan showed many mini bleeds which although not causing a huge problem are there along with Alzheimers. My poor mum was oblivious and I think I was a little shell shocked. Even though I knew deep down that dementia had a hold I was not expecting mixed. I was told that she may have TIAs or a stroke and we were given a prescription of Memantine. Im hoping that in the next few days I will get my head round the diagnosis but the new fear is the expectation of a possible TIA/Stroke or Heart attack. Thankfully my Mum is happy, oblivious and looking forward to her glass of wine!