My wife is just 54, nearly 55 and we noticed the initial signs of a problem about 4 years ago. Last week, after a CT scan in London she was formally diagnosed with Alzheimer's. I work from home so we've been coping well, of course the biggest concern is how long until... then I ask myself until what! Until she gets lost somewhere she knows - already happened! But what else, what's next, what will happen and what might happen? As I see it, no-one knows. Will she get worse, sure, but next year, 10 years, less/more. Will I have to give up work, can we keep the dogs, will she not be able to be left alone, what about personal care - I'm a roughty toughty bloke - can I.... sure I can... I hope! More questions than I guess there are answers. Next stop is benefits I'm told - neither of us have claimed a penny in our life, but I'm told I should. Medication - she's going to get some Donepezil which I'm told will help her concentration. I will be seeking local help, someone to chat to I guess, never needed that before either. Thought I'd join this forum to see if I get any advice. Well HI anyway, I expect I'll be here a lot over the next few weeks, months and years.