Hello there I'm new to this forum, but I strongly suspect my 86yo dad has vascular dementia. He's just been diagnosed with cerebral small vessel disease which seems to tie in with the symptoms of vascular dementia and would explain a lot of his behaviours. He struggles to follow a lot of medical conversations, but I know he would hate to think he had dementia, so I'm hesitant to push for a diagnosis as there doesn't seem to be much point? He is already on statins, amlopidine and clopidogrel, gets Attendance Allowance, has had the house fully modified for balance issues, has Power of Attorney in place, even a DNR and Advance Directive ( he was very organised when younger!)...is there anything else he would benefit from having a proper diagnosis? Or am I right in thinking the upset it would cause him to think he was "losing his marbles" (his words, not mine) simply isn't worth it?