I've noticed a number of unresolved threads dealing with this topic. My sense is that, until my wife accepts her condition and recognises the need to address it, we are unable to make use of the many available services - even something as simple as visiting a dementia café or support group - as she has no idea why we would be there. Are there no professionals trained to deal with this situation? She visited the doctor over a year ago for her first (well overdue) cognitive assessment, and a while later an NHS psychiatrist called on us at home for the same purpose. As she became angry on both occasions, neither man was able to state the obvious.