Hi, my husband is 61 and was diagnosed with dementia officially last June, so a year ago. I had my suspicions that something was wrong at least four years prior to that but can put some things back to around 2008 so have been living a very strange life for quite a while now! He is on medication and with no ill affects fortunately. I have accepted he has dementia but cannot accept, at the moment, the impact this has had and is having on my life. I work four days a week and will continue to as that is my salvation. My husband did not want to be told if the results of his test showed he had dementia so I have acceded to that. Most things I deal with but after a year of him not bathing I was told I should be firmer and now for the last five weeks he has bathed on a Sunday with assistance from me. He does not like it but I could not go on with him not being clean. I think he knows when he needs a shave because he still does this himself without me helping. He does not clean his teeth and yet he was so particular about his teeth. I could go on but as this is my first post I won't. I have good days and bad days, like him I suppose. My main reason for this post is that I really would like to be in touch with carers at a similar stage and age group. Anyone out there?