My mum has now received a diagnosis of AD and has been prescribed Reminyl. I understand the Australian Government doesn't subsidise this drug on the Federal Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) passed the first six months unless there is an improvement of 2 points on the MMI. Mum’s gerontologist intimated to me I do my best to try for 2 points improvement with mum. We have an appointment in 3 months for a ‘trial’ MMI and then 6 months for the real deal. I want to ask everyone's advice about memory tests. Do you know of any techniques to practice for a memory test? Is there something that you’ve done over a period of time? You know the usual thing, what’s the date/season/country/prime minister’s name… write a sentence, copy a diagram. Mum is pretty aware of her diagnosis but finds all the questions a bit confusing and she gets a bit flustered. You’ll be glad to know I’m not crying every day now. I know things will get worse but I’m doing my best to keep on top of things. TP is a great resource and support.