My mom was diagnosed with vascular dementia and Alzheimer's a year ago. We knew something was not right with her. She did suffer a stroke a few years back that no one was aware of. We only found out last year when she had a CT scan. She was seen by a geriatric Dr. who did further testing. We did tell her she suffered a stroke. Should we tell her she has dementia? We don't think she will take it very well. She has always told us never to put her in a nursing home. When she forgets things or can't find something she accuses others of taking it. She won't accept the fact that she might have put it somewhere. This has happened with money, pills, jeweler, hearing aids, etc. she is always making up excuses.