Hello Mum at present does not think there is anything wrong with her, and keeps saying, "I am not daft you know" and things like this. Along with her very bad memory, and her obsession with moving things around and losing money and belongings in the home, she now seems to think someone (or something) is coming to get her and she says they are upstairs (she lives in a bungalow and there are no stairs). She thinks things are behind pictures and we are slowly removing all the pictures from her walls. She seems to think that the pictures are holes for things to get in through. She is due to have a home visit from a Dr from the Department of Psychiatry of Later Life for an assessment and I am worried that the Dr will be very honest with her and say what is wrong with her. Is it fair of us to protect her from the truth or do you think she should know. I worry that if she knows she has AD/Dementia she will just give up. She talks quite alot about wanting to be with my dad who died 5 years ago. She says regularly that she won't be here for much longer, so part of me feels she has given up already, although she is as 'fit as a butchers dog' physically. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Just a note, this site is fantastic,! Just reading other posts is helpful and informative and I truly feel that everyone really cares about each other as they/we are all going through the same thing to varying degrees.