of course it didn’t, but I initially ignored signs of dementia as “age related cognitive decline “. My wife’s symptoms began with rigidly holding onto schedules and inability to adapt to change. Inflexibility was part of my life with her for a good two years prior to diagnosis of Mild Neurocognitive Disorder, the US euphemism for Dementia. She was depressed, irritable, “loaded for bear”, frequently. I would come home from work at 7:15 pm and find her sound asleep in bed. We treated the depression and things got better for a short time. There’s so much more, for another time. She’s in a steady decline right now and refuses to talk about it. I don’t recognize my wife anymore. Once, loving, caring, even tempered, always meeting me at least halfway. That ship has sailed, and my heart hurts.