My OH was diagnosed with ALZ in July 2015 and started Donepezil that September. We've just been to the memory clinic and his MMSE score was 27 which is the same as it was in October last year. This was such good news and both of us came away feeling very heartened. I was almost hesitant to post my good news as I know how lucky we are and don't want to appear to be boastful but I thought it worth letting people know as I can recall my feelings of absolute devastation at the initial diagnosis and thinking that our future was so bleak. Obviously not everyone will have such great results, but it is possible that things may not be as grim as they first appear.