I thought I'd start this thread as there is always a lot of discussion here on the various drug regimes, and also that, in our dreams perhaps, we'd all like to see a reliable 'solution' to this dreaded disease from both carer and caree's viewpoint. So to start this off, if a drug is found that would massively delay the onset of severe symptoms of any of the dementias, when would/could a patient be started on it? I think most would say as early as possible. This would mean people being tested and accurate results formulated as early as possible-with a knock on effect on the health service. for instance, too late would be dreadful as we would not want a loved one to be 'locked in' at a later stage. My Mum, always articulate, one said to me at early stage 'I hope you never get this, I'm so muddled in my head, I can't think straight' of course the D word was never mentioned . . . any thoughts?