My mom is in the process of being diagnosed. It fills me with such dread. To be honest I am scared. The doctor told my dad the numbers she scored and while he didn't know what they meant, I work in healthcare so I know what it means. So I am the only one in the family that knows this. I don't want to burden my dad and brother with the knowledge before the diagnosis is official. So I have no one to talk to and keeping this inside I am having lots of panic attacks and sudden bursts of tears.I'm so sad for my mom. She would be so embarrassed , because she has always been smart and social. I would rather give my life so that she wouldn't have to have this. I am just so lost. Neither of my parents have been sick before. I am a mess, hiding and crying because I don't want anyone to see me, I don't know what I am going to do. I can't loose my mom.