1.  Keep him informed regarding Mrs Doherty’s health status

2.  Encourage friends to visit to support the Doherty’s

3.  Make time for Mr Doherty to ask you any questions

4.  Ask if he would like to speak to the chaplain

5.  Encourage Mr Doherty to maintain some of his social engagements, and nominate a support person to assist him

6.  Talk to him about his fears and concerns. Ask if he has any concerns about Mrs Doherty’s care or if he thinks she is experiencing any troubling symptoms