My dad has never been formally diagnosed with dementia by his primary physician. It was obvious to friends and family soon after my mom passed away. I asked primary physician about it and received a blank stare with no answers or further discussion. All that doctor would say is that he did not have Alzheimer's. It's a very long story that involves numerous falls, 24/7 caregivers at home, 5 trips to ER, a 10-day stay in hospital with AFIB, a 30-day stay in rehab, and finally moved to NH .....all within 9 months. OT and PT at rehab say dad has moderate dementia. Cardiologist and Hospitalist that saw dad in the hospital also agree that he has dementia, but every time I had an appointment with Neurologist, I would have to cancel due to dad being in hospital or he would refuse to go. Doctor in NH says that diagnosis really doesn't matter at this point....that medications usually given to an early stage dementia patient are not going to help now. From what research I have done, I would guess that my dad is Stage 5. However, he has random good days that are unexplainable (carries on conversation with a good bit of detail, but still can't remember what he had for lunch an hour after eating). Should I push for NH to transport dad to Neurologist for further testing?