Hi, my Mum-in-law has recently been diagnosed with dementia. We are waiting for our 3rd appointment with the memory clinic. Our first was with a lovely Dr, who diagnosed dementia and said that after her scan regardless of the outcome he would be starting her on medication to try to slow the progression. At the next appointment we found he had left and the new Dr wanted more tests before he would prescribe anything. I should point out that my Mum-in-law is in complete denial that she has a problem and bitterly resents us "making" her go to these appointments. She finds the questioning and tests very upsetting. We were due an appointment this week, when they called her at home (even though there are notes on her files telling them not to do this as she becomes upset and confused, calls are supposed to go to me), and told her that the Dr is now on long-term sick leave and they are waiting to see when he will come back before they decide to appoint a locum. There is no other Dr available apparently! Has anyone else experienced this situation? We are told that early diagnosis and treatment is vital, and we started the ball rolling back in August last year. My MIL is only just 70, very fit and active, and very intelligent. She has told the memory clinic that she is not going again, and we have had to have long discussions with her to change her mind. She lives with her husband who is recovering from a stroke, neither are at the stage where care is required thank goodness, but her memory and ability to cope with things like shopping/banking etc are getting worse. Does anyone have any advise on how to get her to accept medical help, I hate that we all feel like bullies for insisting she goes to appointments. And can I insist that the memory clinic does more or is this the norm? Sorry for the long post, this is all new to me.