I'm new to this community, and have read a lot of posts before finally registering. I am concerned that my mother may be in the beginning stages of Dimentia. I would like for her to have an evaluation. However, she is totally against the idea. Saying that she can handle her affairs and accusing me of trying to "control her life". She is in the hospital as I type this, being treated for a bad infection, and refusus to let me visit, saying that I'm just being "nosy". I get the impression that she thinks she will appear more "independant" if I am not there. She will have to be there for 3 more weeks, as she is being treated with IV antibiotics. Keep in mind that she refused to see a Dr at the first sign of any problem, and this hospital stay is a result of her trying to "treat" the problem at home. I have quite a few concerns regarding her health. However, the evaluation is my main interest at the moment. Can anyone offer any answers?