Hi everyone. Just wanted to tell that I went yesterday to the local get together meeting for people with dementia, Alzheimer's and their carers. The nurse from the memory clinic invited us to it. We weren't sure what it would be like, and at first I could tell that my OH wasn't so keen to be there but he warmed up after a while. It was so relaxed and such a laugh as our coordinator is so bubbly. There was someone from the Alzheimer's Society there who gave a short information chat and handed out leaflets. There was hot drinks and cakes and a raffle and everyone was so friendly and welcoming. The bonus was by the time we left my face ached from smiling and laughing so much. A real tonic as I don't feel as if I have done much laughing or smiling for at least a year what with the worry of what was happening. I came out of that meeting feeling as if I had so much support to call on, not so very isolated as I felt before the diagnosis. I thoroughly recommend going along to these meetings if anyone isn't sure.