I am interested to note the link between a new environment and a downhill spiral in cognitive behaviour. My husband is 72 and has been displaying trends in memory problems for probably 3-5 years. He has had scans which were clear of AD last year, been to memory clinics and cognitive stimulation courses. Diagnosis then was MildCI. We have followed all the advice of being active, sociable, involved, being as independent as poss. We have always travelled the world. Just recently we went to Oz for a wedding via Singapore for 5 days and then Melbourne and Cairns. I did all the arranging as has become the norm. We could have been anywhere - the disorientation and confusion and immediate memory loss kicked in instantly and over a short space of time I watched a major withdrawal of my lovely husband. Wherever we stayed he had no spatial awareness of the bathroom, started to show some night time incontinence and was moody depressed and aggressive. I now need to seek a review from the Memory team and face up to a progression in his dementia. He drives excellently and as long as he knows where he is going it is his lifeline to playing euchre each work and skittles and going to Lions meetings, all of which we are told remain essential. I leave short notes on what we are doing each day and live on a knife edge fearing for him. Guess it is all part of this blasted disease that robs our lovely people of their identity. We have been told no medication but should I push for help here? Feel I need this forum now so many thanks.