Do you know if you're losing your memory? Hi, I've posted a couple of times about my Mum who has early stage dementia. We're waiting for a formal diagnosis, she's finally got an appointment at the memory clinic late next month. My question is, do people with dementia realise that they have memory problems? She's not at the stage where she forgets who people are, but she constantly forgets recent conversations (including important ones), loses things, gets in a muddle about dates, makes things up, gets extremely agitated when stressed, forgets words for things, can't spell. Lots and lots of little things (and some big ones). My Mum is adamant there is nothing wrong with her memory (we've never told her she has a problem, but the memory clinic appointment has made her raise it). She's already cancelled one appointment because she says she doesn't need to go. In your experience, do people know what's happening to them, or are they blissfully oblivious? I suspect that she really doesn't know there's a problem, just wondered what others have felt in similar situations.