I talked to a local rep for the Alzheimer's Assoc. and the advise not to tell my mom about the Alzheimer's. They say it's a death sentence and too upsetting and painful to find out. But when I take my mom to the Dr. and the Neurology Center, they discuss it openly to me in front of her, and try to get her to understand. She's not excepting what she hears anyways, but do you ever discuss it with them? She has asked me a few times what's wrong and to please explain it to her and I tell her she has Short Term Memory Loss.