Around 21 months ago after concerns about my 50 year old wife I took her to the GP’s. I was aware of Alzheimer’s as my poor Mother in Law died of the disease aged just 61. After carrying out the standard tests (I was quite shocked how poorly she did) The GP made an appointment at 'Memory Clinic' My Wife was very emotional and made it quite clear she was unwilling to go – “If I find out I've got what my Mother had I will kill myself" Around eight weeks ago I finished work after deciding her condition was at a stage where I was no longer confident in leaving my Wife on her own. To date my Wife has had no treatment for Dementia. She seems happy enough and is either in denial about her condition or is at a stage where she doesn’t realise that she has it. My rational is that although her memory and cognitive skill are in decline my Wife’s Dementia is still quite manageable and she appears to be relatively content. I make no secret of her condition to friends and family and I am under no illusion the journey we as a couple are going to go through and will need support at some stage in the future. I appreciate medication can help but worry about the side effects plus by seeking help the psychological impact on my Wife having to except she has Dementia. Your honest views on this matter would be appreciated.