Does anyone else feel that visits to the consultants are a complete waste of time and energy? Yesterday was my mothers yearly check at the hospital, its always a pain as she has to have two appointments in the same day which means spendig a long period of time away from home and her surroundings. The appointments were for 9am and 3.15pm she lives a good few miles from the hospital and i was unable to go with her so my aunt volunteered to take her instead. We contacted the hospital to see if the appointments could be moved closer together to make it a little easier for them both but they said that they would be unable to change the appointments, when we explained that my aunt would be bringing my mother and that she would have to travel a long way and 9am was going to mean her having to leave her own home at 6.30 am they agrred to arrange a car to pick them up and take them to the hospital and that it would pick them up at 8am. 8am came and went and no car arrived so eventually knowing they would now be late for the first appointment my aunt decided to try and drive there with no idea where exactly the hospital was and obviously mum wasn't much help. They finally arrived at gone 10am and mum went in to see the first doctor and do the usual round of memory tests, when she had finished it was my aunts turn to go in and explain how she had deterioated over the last year which quite franky has been DRAMATICALLY! Anyway theythen had a 5 hour wait for the second appointment so my aunt took mum shopping and for some lunch trying keep mum occupied as these days she is very impatientand eventually they get to see the consultant who we hoped would be able to give us some advice about the best way to continue with mums condition But to everyones surprise the doctor said "THERE HAS BEEN NO CHANGE IN THE LAST YEAR!" apparently her test results were no different from the year before and all the details my aunt had given about how much worse things had got was completely disgarded! What on earth was the point of taking my mum out of her home for a whole day stressing both her and my aunt out just to be completely ignored! Has anyone else been unfortunate enough to have the same experience?