My husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in June at the age of 53. We have two teenagers, 17 and 15 and it has been devastating. I thought having a diagnosis would help us understand and deal with his personality changes, but I'm not sure it has. And why does everyone seem to think that Alzheimer's is only a dodgy memory or deafness! He lost spacial awareness quite early on so I sold his car and he is now pretty much house-bound. We were recently allocated a social worker and she has been brilliant and recognises that he is lonely and isolated, as I am at work and our children are at school, so we are getting regular lunch time attendances from a carer, to make sure he eats, has companionship and gets out for a walk or some exercise. I'm not sure the drugs are doing anything at all. Although we have no prognosis, which I guess is due to his age, my concern is also very much for our children, both of whom sit exams next spring/summer. I want to tell the school, but one of them is quite adamant that the school should not be told. What do you think?