Took mum to the memory clinic today - sat through a couple of hours of questions and memory tests with a psychologist. Mum only scored 51 out of 100 and 15/30 in the mini mental state test. The psychologist said mum had definitely deteriorated quite markedly since her last assessment one year ago, and gave her a diagnosis of dementia, most probably Alzheimers. She has now referred mum to the consultant for confirmation of her diagnosis. So not good news but at least I have had my suspicions confirmed at last. My mum doesnt seem too bothered - she doesnt know much about dementia thankfully (ignorance is bliss I guess) . In fact she is relieved that at last they will be able to give her some meds to help. Not looking forward to breaking this news to my husband. Mum lives with us so things could start to get very difficult.