I haven't posted in over 6 years, but I read this board often. My father is 90 and was diagnosed about 10 years ago with AD. He is on Namenda and Galantamine. But here is the thing...he is basically the same as he was 10 years ago. Even his doctor said he is holding steady and has lost no ground. He still lives alone (refuses to have any one live with him), he bathes, dresses, and feeds himself. He watches TV, reads, knows who his children are, etc. Yes, his short term memory is very impaired, but other than that, he is a typical 90 year old and can take care of himself. He does not drive and I go over to give him his meds twice a day, clean house, look after his animals, etc. Everyone who meets him cannot believe he has AD. When I asked the doctor how can it be that he has not lost any ground in 10 years, his response is "Everyone is different." I agree, but I have many friends who have family members with AD and within 3 to 5 years, they have passed away or are in a nursing home and can't recognize their own children, or feed themselves, etc. So I have 2 questions. Can this be AD but in my dad's case it is progressing very, very slowly? Is it normal for a 10 year AD patient to say things like, "I feel great, I just can't remember anything." He knows his memory is impaired. Usually after a few years most AD patients I have known, no longer realize they have a memory problem. Any feedback on this would be much appreciated. Thanks.