My wife is 70 years old and was recently diagnosed with Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy. The doctor explained what it is and that it progresses and she probably will develop Alzheimer’s. I want to know what to expect in the near future regarding the progression of symptoms. She currently has minor issues with recalling words needed to complete her thoughts. Has some issues when confronted with sometimes simple instructions or problem solving. For several months now she claims she has already seen programs she is watching on TV. I know with certainty she has not seen them before. For the most part life is normal and she doesn’t appear to be confused. The doctor said it was too early to talk about how rapidly this will progress. It is necessary to understand the time element to make certain plans regarding care both physically and financially. My mother was an Alzheimer’s patient for nearly 10 years so I know what’s coming eventually. However, she was never diagnosed with CAA. She also does not want to share the diagnosis with our children right now. I feel like it is unfair to not share this with them. After all it is like all of us got the diagnosis and it will affect us all. I am well aware the devastation she is feeling and would like some time to process this herself before making it known, but I need for the kids to understand the circumstances so they can understand the reasons she is having trouble with expressing her thoughts.