I am 95% certain that my wife (age 60) has AD. I have only come to this conclusion over the past few weeks and it seems to me more noticeable every day. I expect to get a specialist confirmation in Mid december. I believe that she is somewhere in the middle of the first stage. She knows that she has a memory problem, but does not seem to suspect AD; she has recently been prescribed some medication ( not received yet) for this by a consultant. My questions are: 1) can someone who has been through this give me some advice to help me determine my best course of action. What to do, how to, or whether, to break the news; how to do it etc? Best ways of breaking the news ( if there is one) 2) Is it better not to know that one has AD? I imagine that it can cause depression. 3) Or is it better to know, so that one can plan to get the most out of life while one can. any advice gratefully received.