My husband is currently categorised as having mild cognitive impairment, what type is not yet diagnosed. He's noticeably getting worse. He is due to see the consultant next week and he's always content that I go along. My dilemma is about letting the consultant know my observations of his worsening symptoms. On the one hand I want her to know what I see happening, but on the other hand, it seems cruel to force my husband to hear what he resists fully acknowledging. The last time we saw the consultant I wrote a note for her and gave my husband a copy. He seemed okay with this but I can imagine it would be so depressing for him to hear how he's getting worse. Then again I think how in times past people with a cancer diagnosis would never be told about it because it was thought too upsetting for them. Also he might want to challenge what I say. But then, he would probably forget what I said fairly soon! I would really welcome hearing how others have dealt with this, it must be a common dilemma?