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Discussion in 'I have a partner with dementia' started by plumbrite66, Feb 19, 2015.

  1. plumbrite66

    plumbrite66 Registered User

    Apr 18, 2013
    32
    nz
    Hi My wife was diagnosed about two and a half years ago but im not so sure they got it right either that or im in denial.She repeats herself and forgets thing and days and dates a bit but then so do I. She is 68 goes to a daycare centre 2 or 3 times a week and is by far the least effected one there .She helps the staff setting tables,collecting plates and other things and loves doing it any new people come to the centre they ask her to show them around etc.She hasn't changed in the time since she was first diagnosed,Any one else have feel like this as im thinking of contacting the specialist again to see what he thinks,She can still do all the chores around the house cooking, cleaning gardening etc, Maybe ive got it wrong but I am not convinced theres anything wrong apart from normal ageing would appreciate your thoughts.
     
  2. pamann

    pamann Registered User

    Oct 28, 2013
    2,635
    Kent
    Hello plumbwrite66 welcome to TP your wife is probably in the early stages of Dementia or Alzheimers, my hubby is 8yrs into Alzheimers to begin with he was only having slight memory loss, it can last up to many years until things get so unbearable, do you go to the memory clinic for memory test, is your wife on any medication? If not go and see your GP for a referal ♡♡♡
     
  3. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    58,765
    Female
    Dundee
    Hi plumwrite and welcome to TP.

    I agree with pamann. My husband was diagnosed in October 2001. For a good number of years his Alzheimer's was not really noticeable to anyone who didn't know him. It really is only in the past 4 years or so that the dementia has progressed quite a lot.

    My advice is to take every day as it comes and live life to the full while you both can.
     
  4. marionq

    marionq Registered User

    Apr 24, 2013
    5,595
    Female
    Scotland
    Agree with Izzy and Pamann and would not discourage your wife from going to the day centre. These places are like gold dust and if she worsens you will find it even more invaluable. We are on a waiting list for even one day and John at 82 badly needs it and so do I. I thought we were a priority as I also have some responsibility for his 79 year old handicapped sister but as the manager said "everyone's a priority"!

    So go carefully before you rock any boats.
     
  5. trigger

    trigger Account on hold

    Aug 25, 2009
    138
    Plymstock Devon
    was diagnosed about two and a half years ago but , Answer yes possibly I suggest you have a second opinion a,s,p once dementia goes on her medical records , she will face other problems with dvla , travel insurance the list goes on
     
  6. malc

    malc Registered User

    surely it all depends on the quality of the diagnosis,was it a must be dementia or was it full memory testing,mri scan,eeg,full blood tests to see if any other problems etc.
     

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