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Discussion in 'I have a partner with dementia' started by tuffydawn, Sep 14, 2015.

  1. tuffydawn

    tuffydawn Registered User

    Mar 30, 2015
    123
    sunday my oh could not remember how to do a paperwork work job he has done every week for last twenty years and then today could not remember my middle name feel a little sad:(
     
  2. truth24

    truth24 Registered User

    Oct 13, 2013
    5,726
    North Somerset
    So sorry, tuffy. It is so sad. Feel for you.
     
  3. esmeralda

    esmeralda Registered User

    Nov 27, 2014
    3,072
    Devon
    A lot of the time I try to stay in the moment, and perhaps this could be looked at as a form of denial. Then I realise there has been a change, and yes, it does make you sad. Hope there are still lots of positive days ahead for you and your oh tuffy.
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  4. Trisha4

    Trisha4 Registered User

    Jan 16, 2014
    2,442
    Yorkshire
    I know exactly what you are saying. It is so sad when oh can't do something he has always done. We just have to keep looking at what can still be done but it isn't easy. Thoughts and hugs with you x


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  5. stanleypj

    stanleypj Registered User

    Dec 8, 2011
    10,658
    North West
    But though he will eventually forget these things permanently, that may not have happened yet - you might find that next time they crop up he will remember.
     
  6. Chuggalug

    Chuggalug Registered User

    Mar 24, 2014
    8,007
    Norfolk
    Really feel for you, Tuffy. I read about things happening to others spouses. When some of those things happened to my husband for the first time, it was frightening until I got used to it. Sadly, you do get used to it. It's one of those sad things which crop up.

    I'm that sorry, xxx
     

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