Hi, My husband has been having tests for the past 2 years, at first it was thought that he'd had a series of strokes, (which have been proven by M.R.I.'s), however it's now also been discovered that he's also suffering from Alzheimer's. The problem is, that although he's having difficulty accepting the stroke diagnosis, he definately couldn't/wouldn't accept the diagnosis of Alzheimers. Do patients eventually accept this diagnosis or is it better to let him believe that he's "only" had a series of strokes? Most times I feel that it would be kinder to let him believe in the original diagnosis but then at other times I think that perhaps I should tell him the truth. Please help! I'm struggling but I don't want my needs to affect his.