Mum had never been formally diagnosed until the awful court of protection process recently, deemed a special court visitor was necessary to assess Mums capacity in making various decisions. I looked up his qualifications and he was a doctor in psychiatry. After spending just half an hour with Mum and her having got a low score on the Ace iii test, it said in his report she had severe dementia and no capacity to make decisions, yet said this was all masked due to her happy disposition and eloquence when speaking!!! I believe she does have some sort of cognitive problem but certainly not what I would think to be "severe dementia". Would there be any point in going to a memory clinic and getting a formal diagnosis of what type she has or not? I dont want her to be put through anymore upset having had such a terrible time with the court case but wondered whether TP folk thought it would be worthwhile or not? Mum lives at home with me and I care for her full time although her needs are relatively minimal, just needs a walking stick to get around, help with getting dressed and showered and meals and drinks given. She has nighttime incontinence but isn't too bad in the day really. She has a varied and stimulating life as we do lots of things and I take her out a lot so do I really need her "tagged" with the type she has? Would it be useful?