My wife is functional. She cannot remember what day it is moment to moment. She is able to carry on a conversation, albeit with some repetition. We bowl together weekly and she attends when I bowl with a mens team and visits with other wives. She also will drive our car, following me when I return our RV to the storage facility after a trip. She has been taking Sertaline(sp) plus three other prescriptions. We visit our doctor monthly. She has no other symptoms other than face numbness. She likes to take long walks when the summer heat subsides here in Arizona. She was diagnosed with Dementia approximately one year ago even though her primary care doctor said she did not have symptoms then. I insisted that she should be tested. How many years will it take before she has to have home care when she is alone while I play golf. We did have home care for a short time but my wife said it would not be necessary and we cancelled the service. But I can tell she wants me to stay home when I leave for four hours morning golf days. Any input as to others who are going through the same time period of dementia?