Hi, I came across your website a few days back and have just registered. Anyway, my Dad was diagnosed with probable AD about 5 years ago when he was about 60. He has been on various medications such as Aricept, Reminyl, Seroquel to name a few. I think these medications helped him quite a lot, they did seem to slow the diseases progression, however he has since become worse and now refuses to take it and becomes very aggitated and awkward. When we first heard the diagnosis we all thought that we would only have 1-2 years left with him. In a way that was true as in the 4th year his speech became worse and worse and now he is very hard to understand and his memory is almost none existent. But we still manage to communicate in our own ways and I know that he is happy and still enjoys life and at the end of the day, thats the most important thing.