My grandma has been forgetting things for a while now, it was only little things so we didn't think anything was wrong but she had an accident and was in hospital for a while, it was then we noticed her memory was getting worse because she couldn't remember what the inside of her house looked like. They did a dementia test at the hospital but they were all long term memory questions rather than her short term memory which is what she struggles with. Since returning from hospital her memory has declined. She thought my Mum (my dads ex) was my uncle's ex the other day and can't remember simple things such as who has been to visit and things like that. My Dad and Uncle have been downplaying it and blaming it on her age but I'm learning about dementia as part of my Health and Social care course and some of the signs sound like my grandma. My Dad and Uncle don't know im doing this and my Dad said he would take her to the doctor but he has to run it past my uncle first. My grandma doesn't even realise she is losing her memory. She repeatedly asks the same things over and over and I've noticed that she can be quite snappy especially with me which is not in her nature. She also gets very impatient and she always seems to be fed up. Since her accident she hasn't been out alone she is too scared to go anywhere further than the shop across the road. I'm only a teenager and the youngest in my family so no one takes me seriously. I am worried though because she turned off her heating once and turned her freezer off too. My Dad and Uncle have very little time for her as they both work. My Dad would say he makes time for her because he takes her shopping but he barely sees her anymore because she 'annoys' him and my uncle is not a very patient man. I phone her every night and I always hear the same thing. Which is that she is fed up and no one has been to see her in ages. When actually we try to see her every Tuesday. The main thing I guess I'm worried about is that no one is listening to me and I feel powerless. If they know I've come on something like this because they 'can handle it' but I just want some advice because I am more worried about her than anything else.