My friend is 58 and has been showing increasing signs of dementia/Alz. Her short term memory is totally non-existent, she went into her car one day and could not remember what to do, and she can't tell the time on a clock with hands etc. She has also lost taste and smell senses. She has been for a cat scan and (she says) it is clear. I'm not sure what I should press for her to get tested on - memory test, memory clinic or what next. I did get her to get her vit b12 levels checked but they came back clear. She has no family and lives on her own and has very few(3) friends. I feel that someone needs to be on her case as living on her own, she needs to get into the system sooner rather than later. And I have no faith in her doctor directing her possible diagnosis/treatment/care. He seems to be dragging his heels over everything. Can anyone tell me how to proceed? She is currently being treated for anxiety.