Several of my Moms doctors have told us that my 89 year old Mom has dementia. There is no doubt that this is not true, my brother and I are very aware. Mom has resided in a nice Resthome for 6 years and is well cared for.
Her primary care doctor asked if we wanted a referral for her to see a Neurologist for a diagnosis and determination of Alzheimer's vs. other types of dementia. Her advanced osteoporosis, blindness and increased confusion makes it difficult to take her to appointments.
Is it really important for her to see a Neurologist when we all agree that she has dementia onset?