My husband was diagnosed with dementia a year ago, by our GP. At the time she asked him if he wanted to have a formal assessment, but he declined. Recently, I have been receiving support from a Dementia UK worker, who thinks he would benefit from the formal assessment. However, he is happily unaware of his condition. He hates any form of health appointment - doctor, optician, chiropodist - and becomes quite anxious about it. He also hates tests of any kind. The Dementia UK lady, tells me these tests could last for months! My inclination is to decline on his behalf, but I wondered if anyone can tell me if the benefits outweigh the possible stress, for us both!