Had a mtg with neuropsychologist yesterday afternoon ~ the psychiatrist made the diagnosis of dementia secondary to encephalitis a bit too quickly. neuropsychologist doctor told me that she is diagnosis'g: rule out cognitive disorder not otherwise specified rule out major depressive disorder rule out PTSD There is the ongoing cerebral vasculitis that is playing a role ~ we just don't know to what extent. I'm so glad neuropsychologist doctor will be speaking to psychiatrist to get the dementia off the record. That diagnosis can likely play into being reported to driver's licensing bureau, child protection, etc, etc, etc. neuropsychologist doctor wants this off my chart. This also gives me room to breath - to feel some hope that there can/may be some improvement in my cognitive/memory skills. I have a working treatment plan for the next year to include PT, Occupational Therapist (OT) & in home nursing to help organize my medications & ordering my medications (I often forget). Phew/whew - that dementia thing was a harsh thing to accept. I'll accept it if need be but the testing proves otherwise.