I wrote here a few months ago following concerns regarding my mother and her forgetfulness. I have just returned from visiting her and have got her to see a Doctor. My sister had spoken to the Doctor to advise that she was forgetting things and she has been having dizzy spells. My mum was adamant that she would not see the Dr but I got her there and she is having some blood tests next week. I live about 200 miles away, I have a brother that lives near her and he is going to take her for the blood tests. One of her friends told us she has been having these dizzy spells for about a year. I have only seen her have this once. She denies ever having them and was really peed off that the Dr mentioned them to her. Are dizzy spells common? Why the blood tests? I supposed it was a case of ruling everything elseout but couldnt speak to the Dr myself as it had been such a drama to get her there that I kept telling myself that this was just the 1st step and didnt want to arouse her suspiscions that we were all ganging up on her by seeing the Dr myself. What sort of things should we be asking for from the Dr, I dont want her to just have some blood tests and for them to be fine and the Dr to say there is nothing wrong. I dont know if that is what he is going to do but it seems sometimes from the other posts I have read here that you really need to keep at it when trying to get a diagnosis. Also my mum drives, I have been in the car with her a few times in the last week and her driving was fine yet yesterday she didnt know what day it was. She is 65. Should we stop her driving. Can people be in the early stages of dementia and continue to drive.