Hi all, I can't tell you how thankful I am to have found this page. Let me give you a quick rundown as to why I am here. Well today has just been a doozy. After a huge amount of work to convince mum to go to her appointment at the memory clinic we eventually got her there. I went in with her and omg, was she economical with the truth. She accepts that she may be a bit forgetful but still sat there and said that she does the cooking and the cleaning which my dad has been doing for over a year. It seems my mother wears a very rosy tinted pair of spectacles. By the end of the session she knew that there had been things she had been unable to do and when the clinician said that she could be put forward for a brain scan to get a diagnosis she refused. Seemingly there is nothing wrong with her apart from a bit of a slow memory and the incidents I mentioned are not correct, she is more than capable of doing the things I advised the clinician she had difficulties with. Cue me shutting up as I had to drive her home and didn't want to leave dad with her in a bad mood when I went back to work. For anyone else going through this - my mother is 74 years old and has been having difficulties for the past year although we noticed small things probably about two years ago. My mum has admitted to forgetting words in conversation but adamantly stated that everything else was fine. The things we have noticed - Calling people an hour after she has already called them. Forgetting that she has spoken to people on the phone Forgetting when she had visitors Unable to prepare anything but the simplest food as she can walk away and forget about the cooker - one pan has already met a firey grave. Passwords on the computer How to use the internet No interest in social events although moans that she doesn't get out. I shall be seeing them both again tomorrow lunchtime. Fingers crossed she is not going to try to convince me there is nothing wrong with her.