She's only seen this dr once. I finally have the POA in place (just needs 2b notarized) which will allow me to speak 1-on-1 to the neurologist about all test results. She (dr) has already told me that Mom fits all the criteria for beginning of Alz or some form of dementia, but I haven't told Mom. Mom has been living w/me and agrees it's time to get her "own place," but I'm not sure (yet) what her options are, since we can't even start looking at facilities until we get the diagnosis, which will hopefully come next week. I'm just dreading it b/c she thinks she is doing FINE (most of the time) and my question is: HOW DO YOU TELL A DEMENTIA Pt THAT THEY HAVE DEMENTIA? Even tho' she drives me crazy most of the time, I am so concerned about her reaction and (selfishly) all the questions that will come once we get home. I have a great book, The 36-Hour Day, which has been so helpful and I'm sure there's a chapter on this topic, but I'm just asking for my fellow Caregivers to share their experiences regarding this crucial step. Blessings to you all!