As a family we have been concerned about mum's short term memory. She still lives alone, in the main copes well, is out and about but just doesn't remember what we tell her. 2 weeks ago she was admitted to hospital which fortunately turned out to be nothing but the hospital picked up on the short-term memory problem - asked the half a dozen questions to see what she could remember and mum didn't do well. She had to spend the night in hospital (not because of her memory issues but the original reason for going in earlier that day) but she had no idea where she was and I can only imagine it was a frightening experience being in a strange place with no familiar faces. Even the next morning she couldn't accept she was in hospital. Once she was back in her home things went back to 'normal'. The hospital told me she should be referred to the memory clinic. I have spoken to her GP on the phone who said she needs to see her before she can be referred. This is my problem. There is no way my mum thinks there is a problem and I am really concerned that when I visit the Dr with my mum that the Dr will ask me awkward/probing questions in front of my mum - will this happen? The only time I have broached my mum's memory problems it made her very angry and upset, which in turn upset me. I appreciate any advice or info on how this first visit to the doctor's is likely to go. Thank you.