Hi, this is my first post. I think mum may have Alzheimer's. I began to worry about her two years ago when she forgot things like where her handbag/keys where etc. I spoke to her GP but tests came back at that time which said she was fine. I knew she wasn't and decided that if she genuinely had dementia or Alzheimer's that things would get worse and sadly they have. What started with keys and handbags being lost, progressed to mum repeating everything in conversation multiple times, asking the same questions over and over again, not remembering birthdays, forgetting to put on makeup etc. But more worrying, recently she has forgotten where she lives and is convinced she is visiting the house she has lived in for the past 10 years and keeps asking when she has to leave. Over Christmas things got much worse and she began packing up her house, saying on a daily basis that she just wanted to go home. I took her to the GP after a difficult period of her refusing to admit there was anything wrong and fearing she was losing her independence. She failed most of the cognitive tests and blood tests have come back clear so her confused state of mind isn't down to an infection. We are waiting on a CT scan. I known in my heart of hearts that this is serious, and I am already exhausted constantly trying to reassure her that she doesn't have to leave her home. I just feel so afraid and confused as I have no experience of this and I don't have a clue what to do or how to seek help. I am assuming the first stage is diagnosis, but then what? I know about things like POA but have no idea how to broach this. I don't know how to help mum whilst holding down a full time job. Can anyone relate to this, and if so, what have you learned?