This is my first time on a forum and not sure whether I am barking up the wrong tree but would like some advice on whether my mum is experiencing early dementia symptoms. So Sorry if this is a long post but i am so worried about her. My mum is 71 years old and since April has been complaining of feeling fearful but can't pinpoint exactly why, having panic attacks and been tearful so I guess she is depressed. She has been very withdrawn, not socialising and lost her confidence, she has also had intrusive thoughts. She got really bad just before we went on holiday in June and went to the doctors and they prescribed 50mg Setraline which didn't agree with her at all so her doctor changed to 10mg Citalopram. Her dad sadly passed at the age of 93 in November and she was his main carer for 13 years also Up until May of this year she worked 2 days a week but when feeling unwell at work which I think may of been a panic attack prompted her to give up work. Up until now I have not been worried about her memory but there are Several instances that I can say she has forgotten a conversation or part of a conversation, she has told me on an occasion she couldn't remember where she parked the car and whilst driving for a flash not remembered where she was going, I think this may of been when she was feeling anxious. She also had a telephone conversation with someone today who was a friend of my Grandad but said to my mum she hadn't let her know of his passing my mum thinks she phoned to tell her but now questions herself and can't remember if she did or didn't. When my grandad was alive she said at night when in bed would wake up thinking the phone was ringing to say that he'd been taken ill but no one was there, is this a hallucination? She has had quite a lot of stress in the past 2 years so maybe it's stress related but I have googled Alzheimer's and wonder if she may have early symptoms of dementia wondered what anyone else thinks?