My mum was diagnosed with dementia with Alzheimer’s a few weeks ago, and I am struggling with a specific issue right now. the consultant has avoided using the term dementia or Alzheimer’s to avoid distress for mum, and I totally understand the reason for that, but the problem is that me and my sibling have practical things to do, like informing DVLA, getting a Lasting power of attorney, and broaching future care and finances issues with mum. These are difficult enough at the best of times, but am really struggling with how to discuss these with mum, even how to begin the conversation, and how to sustain it when she diverts attempts to discuss these things. Not helped by being devastated right now and just wanting to hide and cry all the time. Anyone out there with any tips and things that have worked for you that can inspire me? Thank you!