I am currently living with my mother (she's 72) and she has developed the tendency to go into violent rages in response to any argument. She has severe bone loss and arthritis, and if I so much as grab her hands to stop her, she screams out at the top of her lungs that I am hurting her. So I just go limp and let her take out her frustration on me until she stops (at least to catch her breath!) so I can get away from her. I myself am no spring chicken, and am on disability with spine/disk issues and chronic pain. Being flung around like a ragdoll isn't exactly helping. My mom is 4'9" and 90 lbs. soaking wet, or this would probably be much, much worse, but she IS hurting ME. Her own mom had Alzheimer's, and she seems to be having some cognitive difficulty. How can I find out if she has Alzheimer's if she refuses to be tested by a doctor?