Ok so our mother was prescribed aricept about 2 months ago. But doctor says she does not have dementia or Alzheimer's? So what was the aricept for then? I have read that it is not good for just aging memory loss? She passes her mini test, but yet can not operate telephone, remotes, etc.. We go through h*ll with her, we make appointments for her then she refuses to go, any appointmenst, foot doc, hair done etc, then she accuses us of holding her prisoner. Calls us liars, accuses us of stealing, refuses anything I cook she literally lives off bananas, we tried voicing our concerns to him he will not even listen to us at all. To make matters worse as she flips like a switch, she's all sweet and loving around strangers soon as they leave it's back to the combative attitude towards my husband and I. She is 88 and broke her hip in Nov and we finally moved in with her to keep her at home, and it's been a big decline in her, since. Any advise? We noticed changes in her over the past couple years stopped all social activities, ect. Insurance company would no longer insure her as a driver either. She has always kept her medical records tightly sealed, we just have found out who her doctor was a little over a year ago and it was only because she was forced to stop driving. She would even tear doc name off her perscriptions until we started driving her, we are at a loss.. and this is just a begining of the story. There are so many signs that point to dementia but can not get a diagnosis.