Mom is 83 and having short term memory issues. Dad, my siblings and her friends have privately talked to us about concerns that they have in this regard. Even mom admits she can't remember things and has to write everything down. She did go to her family physician and told us (she wouldn't let anyone go with her) that the nurse asked her 20 questions and she got 100%!. Dad called the nurse yesterday to confirm and she said, no, she didn't get them all right but the results weren't significant. Her doctor will give her a referral to a neurologist for further evaluation though. My dad is afraid to approach her because she gets very angry with him these days. I am willing to talk to her about it but am scared too. I think my fear comes mostly from what to we do if she is diagnosed with dementia/Alzheimers? But I know we need to know what's happening in order to plan for the future and so that she could possibly benefit from medication. I'm sure many of you have similar experiences. Advice?