I have another question. This one is about my Mothers primary care doctor's nurse telling my mother she has dementia before any test and/or interviews were conducted to determine if she does in fact have dementia. Last October Mom had a stroke the doctor called it a TIA stroke. She was discharged from the hospital 2 weeks afterwards and there was a follow-up appointment with the primary dr 2 weeks after that. The hospital sent over all her records of her hospital stay and when we went to that appointment the nurse told her the report said she had dementia. I don't know why this nurse would rely that information because the doctor sure didn't. The last time we were at the doctors this same nurse was very cold toward me and if looks could kill I would be a goner. Today I called the doctors office to inquire about a fax number and was told it was a private fax number and why did I want it? I wanted to fax over some questions to the doctor for another follow-up with the stroke and the new info on the dementia. She flatly refused to give it to me and suggested Mom and I come early and she would give the questions to the doc and if he had time he could look them over. I also asked if the geriatric doc had sent over the test result on the dementia, I'm not exaggerating here this women was so rude on the phone it was like she hated me and I've only seen this woman maybe 4 times in the last 3years. Anyway my question is can she tell people things that are in their records that the person doesn't even have a clue as to what is going on yet and if she is telling my Mother who else is she telling that she shouldn't be? BTW I have POA for medical and health on my Mother and this nurse has that paperwork in Mothers file.