I believe my Mom has early sign of dementia. Should I take her to a Neurologist?

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There is a a greater risk of Alzheimers with Type 2 diabetes. Here's a link about it (I hope they don't strip out the link, which they frequently do. If they do, go to alzdotorg and search for diabetes.

https://www.alz.org/national/documents/topicsheet_diabetes.pdf

If her blood sugars are well under control and you're seeing those behaviors, a trip to the neurologist would be a good thing. If her blood sugars aren't in good control, I'd start there as Pam suggests.
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EDARAM, since she is diabetic, I would check the sugar control first.
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Thank you for the quick respond CM and Baba. She is 75, the changes has been slowly for about 1 1/2 years. I have 7 years experience on the issue, I am currently a caregiver to another family. I had gather all the information from my 3 others sisters (east coast) I am in the west coast and I am trying to tell them that mom might have Dementia.
Forgetfulness
Infrequent showing
decline in personal care
change in mood...etc

What I am currently doing...going home to get POA ready as soon as I can.
Thank you both. My mind is clear of what I need to do.
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Yes.
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Have you discussed this with her primary care doc?

In my experience, if you suspect dementia or some decline in cognitive function, it's good to get a baseline evaluation. From there, a year or so later, you can see if there is progression. I'm talking here about a full neuropsych evaluation of thinking, reasoning, memory and the like.
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How old is she?

What symptoms are you seeing?

It probably would be a good idea to take your mom to see a neurologist. When you do try to speak beforehand with the doctor to tell them your observations for parents with dementia often try to put on their best face in going to see a doctor because they often want to hide from hearing that there is something wrong.

I hope you have her medical as well as durable POA. If you don't and it only the onset of dementia, she may be of sound enough mind to give you the POAs, but she is the one who has to give them to you.

I wish you well.
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