I learned through the grapevine that my father was put on Aricept and B12 after his initial visit to a geriatrician. My mother had told me the doctor said everything was "fine." I initially thought the doctor was a yahoo since my father has been showing definite signs of memory and physical decline for the past 2-3 years. The only thing she divulged was that the doc had given Dad the B12, but he has stopped taking it because it caused vivid dreams. Now she says they won't be going back to the geriatrician because the first visit "was a farce."
I am so angry and frustrated that they would keep this information from me and the rest of our family. And since no one is supposed to know anything I have to keep what I know all to myself.