Just returned from our quarterly visit to see the consultant. Eric(my husband)has again passed the MMSE with flying colours-in spite of asking me on the way in what day it was! He has been on an increasing dose of Reminyl for over a year now and from a memory point of view(or as decided by the MMSE) he is stable. Consultant is happy-his drugs are working! Eric is not-he thought the whole point of retaining his memory was so he could drive again. Is now on max dose and it's suggested he stays on that dose "as long as necessary". Eric no longer wants to take the tablets. If he can't drive and be independent he thinks "what's the point?" I've tried everything to persuade him and make him see reason thisafternoon but he's closed down from me now and is watching tv again. There seems to be no way in to his mind-he wants to be what he was and that's that. In many ways I'm tempted to stop giving the drugs and let nature take its course. He is miserable and his whole aim in life(18 months after diagnosis) is still to be able to drive. I think he's going through torture inside and it seems cruel. Are the drugs helping him to remember too much? What a quandary!!!!