I know my mom has dementia. As a family we have been watching this develop, and fairly rapidly, over the past 4 years. My dad is her primary care giver. He is her anchor, her beacon in the dark. Mom is not aware that she has dementia. We have not intentions of telling her, as there is no reason to cause her any kind of upset. She began having TIA's in 1995, when she was 44. She has hx of TBI when she was 18. My question is how do we go about getting her in to see a neurologist with out bold face lying to her, but not causing her any distress. As the oldest child of 9 and the only one with any medical background (I am an LPN), I just really want some reassurance of what we are really dealing with. I want to be able to keep my mom as comfortable as possible, but it would be nice to know some sort of a time line, so that we can all prepare. Maybe I am wrong in wanting this, but, I watch her disappear and my father is trying so hard to take care of her and I am very concerned for him and his health as well.