Recently I had a break from my mum and my sister stepped in. During this time my mum lost her top denture palate (not a full palate) and eventually the next day my nephew found them. In the period where they were lost, my sister decided my mum needed to visit the dentist. So she made an appointment. When the denture turned up, I suggested she cancel the appointment. She disagreed and said that she needed new dentures as they were a bit loose and she should visit a dentist. I strongly disagreed as she is coping with the ones she has. However she was very insistent and said 'people with Alzheimers still need to do things that aren't very nice'. She said she would simply ask the dentists advice. She took her to the dentist where she had impressions for a new denture with extra teeth on it. Now I honestly don't think that she will get away with new teeth, and personally don't think its worth the distress of trying to get used to new teeth. My mum keeps reading in her diary about going to the dentist and is a bit stressed out about it. She doesn't want new teeth and doesn't want the expense (she has plenty of money, its not the financial side - she has always scrimped and saved and is reluctant to spend any money.) she has another dentist appointment next week (I am at work) to check the teeth size and colour, prior to the new denture. Has anybody got any views on whether a new set of dentures for an 81 year old with Alzheimers is a good idea? My sister says I fuss too much.