I took mom to a local clinic. The first Primary Care MD actually gave us referrals: Neurology (he checked her vitamin levels and thyroid) Gastro ( she had an Endoscopy done and had lots of imflammation) a Kidney specialist. Then this wonderful MD left the practice. The next Primary Care MD we saw said she would have NOT given us any referrals at all, I guess she felt confident that she could fix everything herself. Now after seeing 3 Primary Care MDs from this clinic, I feel like Mom has fallen thru the cracks. I hear that the MD has to write a RX for MediCare to cover a wheelchair or a rollator- walker, that there are meds that might help Dementia patients, and that there are MDs that care about their patients. So, I am switching Mom to my Doctor. He is not a Geriatrician but he is very thorough. So my question is this, how do you get a diagnosis of Dementia? Mom had some small strokes before I moved her into my house. The Neuro in the ER said she had Dementia. But she never had any follow up treatment due to being moved out of her Healthcare area. Do I need another diagnosis? Will that give me more choices to care for Mom? I dont know how Mom will be in the future, but I want to be way more informed that I am now.