We thought she had a stroke
Then at one stage we thought that one side of my mother’s face was paralyzed, so we took her to hospital. There she had a neurological examination to see whether it was a stroke, which it wasn’t, but a computed tomography indicated that she might have Alzheimer’s. We spoke to her family doctor and asked what we should do next. He referred us to a neurologist, who then confirmed the diagnosis.
After receiving the diagnosis, we contacted a self-help group for information and support. We wanted to find out what to expect and how to cope with things at home.