My 81 year old mother's new M.D. in her new state has taken her off the Excelon patch prescribed by her former M.D. She is now living with my brother after living with my sister for 2 plus years. He is in denial about her dementia, and the new doc says that she does not have Alzheimer's or dementia. Her former doctor did not refer her to a neuropsychologist for testing, yet determined that she indeed is in the early stages of AD. I have many anecdotal examples, as does my sister. My sister and I are very upset with the new doctor taking my mother off the patch (my brother went with our mom to her first appointment since he is the new caregiver) and I want to tell this doc what has been going on. I fear that the more time she is off the patch, the faster the symptoms will progress. What a nightmare! How does one deal with a sib who is in denial?