I have written several questions regarding my mother and her vascular dementia. I have so appreciated everyone's input. My mother is normally bright and articulate. One year ago she had a brief loss of reality, and now this year she is in her second month of delusion. The diagnosis then and now is the same. Yesterday, a new and better doctor confirmed the diagnosis, or at least preliminary diagnosis: Vascular Dementia, slight. Possible sleep disorder, possible vascular issues, and a psychiatric problem due to a troubled childhood. The difference is this doctor is going to do something! We wasted an entire year with the neurologist, this doctor is a geriatric specialist. He has ordered blood work, MRI, MRA, sleep study, and a neuro psychiatric exam. This all makes sense to me and a year ago I suggested she we having a breakdown due to her past. But can this be? Or are we just fooling ourselves? She's as smart and able as the next person, but not in touch with reality in many ways. All of her delusional issues deal with being afraid of men, namely her dead father. The doctor has been in practice 25 years and said he has never seen a case like this. Can anyone relate? She never had any counseling, nor did she speak of the abuse much. What I see coming out now is heartbreaking.