Well, after several years of badgering dad's doctor we finally had our first Memory Clinic yesterday. And while the bloke we saw was genuinely nice, everything seemed to gravitate not towards helping dad but ensuring that everyone else is protected from him. Before he's even been properly assessed or diagnosed he's already talking about his driving and the fact he looks after my son for three hours each week whilst I go out to work. I understand they need to be addressed but do they really think that I would leave my four year old with him if he wasn't safe or competent? There was no mention of what we could do to improve and prolong dad's current (pretty good) standard of life. All I've ever been told is that early diagnosis is the key. To what? Getting other people out of the way? I'm not sure how optimistic I am about the future. I hope I haven't failed him. Last night I took the Bristol ADL they gave me and scored 11.