I'm sorry if this has been discussed before. I'm new but have been lurking for a while. My OH was diagnosed almost 2 years ago. he takes Aricept and it's keeping him pretty well. He mislays words, isn't very good at spatial things and otherwise you might never know. Since his diagnosis we have NEVER discussed his illness. he has a good sense of humour which hasn't gone, but I notice that he is very gently getting more vague and forgetful. I am cheerful and patient, so we rub along (my Mum died 7 years ago after several years of horrible dementia so I know how really awful it can be). But has anyone else had experience of a partner who is sailing along pretending nothing is happening, and absolutely NEVER mentioning the A word ? I can imagine how frightened he must be, and how difficult it must be facing his future, or has he forgotten it all perhaps ? I know that at present just chugging on as if nothing has happened seems to be the best thing, and kindness and humour, but I feel that it's HIS secret to keep or not, so I don't tell anyone (except when it's really necessary, like his brother, or our solicitor when we made Wills etc). My adult daughters don't really notice anything, or don't want to talk about it, which is fine. I'd like to pretend it's not happening for ever but I don't expect that's possible. I think I'd just like some reassurance that this has happened to other people, and that just sailing along pretending is the best thing to do at present ?