I have just watched Wendy's Story - oh if only!! My OH is 64 but we have been struggling to get a diagnosis since 2013 and, this year, the decline has been rapid and we still have no definitive diagnosis just suggested Alzheimer's. The next appointment isn't until next year. If only it was a question of putting up sticky notes and alarms on the phone. My OH feels tired all the time and just too weary to go out, he cannot remember friends and finds conversation difficult as a consequence and now shuns social contact. We can't even see a film together, as we did last year. He can no longer read a book, watch series on TV in fact his life has become very small indeed. He cannot find his way about on his own and now doesn't drive. I go out alone, tackle thing I have never done before on my own and have lost my companion in life and the sharer of my memories to a large degree. I need to move on and get some government help sorted soon hence my thread. Should I get an assessment before he reaches 65 as that is only some months away, but probably before we get a diagnosis (at our present rate of progress)? Is there any financial advantage either way, before or after 65?