I have ongoing health issues that make it difficult for me to deal with all this plus take on the role of his Caretaker, when my husband has been my Caretaker for the past few years. I think we are way too young for a facility, and my husband has much denial about his condition. He is undergoing the "executive testing" to ascertain his current cognitive status in the next few months, but he is already planning on "shining through" or "acing this test" to prove his abilities (see how sharp I am doc?). This does not get me help with his condition, and I wonder how others have processed this step in this illness. We are way too young to have to consider things like his not driving but that is our reality. Financial decision making has been stressful and off kilter for the past few years, and he has made some poor decisions that have affected our future income negatively. Our living expenses will be increasing greatly and I cannot return to work due to my own health issues and we are way too young to plug into his long term care as it will be exhausted when we are even older and need it the most. I have just reached out for my own counselor to assist with the stress of accepting this diagnosis and I am completing as much research as possible to get things organized for us. It is overwhelming to say the least and I cannot wrap my head around things getting even worse with his mind over the next 20 to 30 years!