My mother currently lives in AL. She is suffering from dementia, mainly memory and executive processing function. Her doctor recommended speech therapy to help with her memory problems. She met with the therapist today, and when my sister talked to her right afterwards my mom was very upset. It seems that just talking with somebody about her memory problems made her realize how problematic they were, and that made her very sad. Most of the time she just does her best to deal with things and keeps a pretty good attitude. And she forgets that she forgets. I am just wondering if the speech therapy will be worth it. I don't even know what it would involve. Mom's understanding is still quite good (one of the reasons they don't think it is Alzheimer's), so it is mainly memory and problems making and following through with any plans. If there isn't much benefit we don't see a reason to make Mom unhappy. In case it makes a difference, she has been diagnosed with NPH (normal pressure hydrocephalus), which can cause cognitive and walking and incontinence problems. It is often treatable with a brain shunt, but tests indicate Mom is not a good candidate for the shunt.