My husband was diagnosed with alzhiemer's in September 2005 at the age of 52. It took us 6 months to get the diagnosis, at first thinking it was a breakdown due to stress at work, had he had a stroke? had he got a brain tumour? all these things went through our minds. In November we had the diagnosis confirmed due to the end of numerous tests, CT scan, blood tests, lumbor puncture, mri scan. Our life has been turned upsidedown and I am still off work with stress and depression 6 months later totally desperate. We are both trying still to come to terms with the reality. Will the crying , anger and confusion ever stop ? so many things now make sense to me.