Almost a year and a half ago my mother was diagnosed with mild neurocognitive disorder. She was around 47. She is now 49 and has been diagnosed with mild dementia. However, we are still fighting to get her benefits. In the beginning she had to file disability herself because I was still in college, she was getting divorced, and literally had no one to help her. I have graduated and move back home to help her. Why are they being so cruel about this? Is there anyone else out there with a similar issue or some advice.