After several false starts, we finally got the diagnosis from the Neurologist yesterday. Remarkably my husbands original PET scan REPORT had singled out parietal lobe damage as the only significant area of damage. However once the neurologist received the actual Disk (missing from our first consultation!) showing the scan itself, she showed us that it clearly showed damage to temporal lobes as well. She said this was classical signs of AD. So my husband could have been diagnosed at least 4 months ago. Oh well, I'm grateful we know now. At least this will hopefully take the sting out of my husband's denial and blame for me!
on a more hopeful note he should be able to get treatment now, although even that takes a few weeks to arrange apparently.
We still have one problem. The neurologist would like my husband to have a lumbar puncture to confirm her diagnosis. My husband is dead against it but she was quite persuasive and he agreed to consider it. He suspects she just wants it for research purposes and he is wary of any risks , side effects of the procedure. Now that I've looked it up , I think he may be right and not just his usual blanket suspicion of all things medical.
Have any members got any insights, experiences etc that may help?