My 74 year old mom got referred to a neurologist by her primary care. She thinks she is fine but when I called her doc they told me she has moderate memory loss and got aggressive during the cognitive test. Her whole family has noticed memory issues and I'm pretty sure she has dementia. I scheduled a neuro visit for when I visit her next but she already says she doesn't want to go. She has been a difficult person as far as I remember and is only getting worse. My dad accepts that she is declining and wants to take care of her, but he's old, too.
From what I've read, medications for dementia are kind of a crapshoot and require close tracking to see if they're helping or making things worse. I do not believe either of my parents are capable of doing this, even if my mom were willing to visit a neuro or take a prescription (no to both so far). Should I continue to push for her to see one? I'm also working on getting them to accept any kind of outside assistance and setting up their advance directives and only have so much energy to spend.