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My wife is displaying many symptoms of dementia but she hasn’t been officially diagnosed.


New member
Apr 30, 2020
Exeter Devon
Hello there everyone,
My name is Troy & I’m carer to my wife.
Although my wife hasn’t been officially diagnosed with dementia, I know she is displaying many of the symptoms.
Over the past couple of years things have become more pronounced/worse, but the past two or three weeks have been the worst, so far.
I’m unsure quite what to do right now, the current situation with Covid19 has obviously caused everything to change dramatically.
The symptoms my wife is displaying are very intense & worrying.
I would appreciate some advice from people here please?
Many thanks, Sincerely, Troy.


Volunteer Moderator
Aug 31, 2003
HI Troy and welcome to the forum.

I’m sorry to hear about the concerns you have for your wife. I know it might be difficult in these circumstances to get a discussion with the GP but it might be worth a try.

You might also give the Admiral Nurse service a call. You’ll find their number here -

I’m glad you’ve found the forum as you’ll get lots of help and support here.


Volunteer Host
Nov 6, 2008
@Zekkii7 hello Troy and welcome to DTP
under normal circumstances the advice would be to visit her GP to rule out any other illness that could be causing her to display symptoms similar to those of dementia. Maybe you could arrange a telephone consultation with her GP and explain your worries with a view to a visit as soon as circumstances change.
now you have found the forum I hope you will continue to post.


Registered User
Jan 8, 2020
Hello Troy


Ring the GP, get an appointment arranged.

Please hang in there, perhaps write up a few notes about what is happening, dates and situations that cause you concern, that way when you go and see the GP you will be able to refer to them.

i did that when I took my OH to see the GP regarding my worries and those notes came in handy when we were referred to the memory clinic later. Start a diary now, you will be so glad you did.


Registered User
Oct 12, 2020
Hi Troy,

This is something really close to my heart, as my dad couldn't actually bring himself to go and see the GP 'behind his wife's back'
I have no doubt that if he could come back for the day, he'd be typing this and not me!

You are sticking to your marriage vows and doing right by your wife by making that appointment. I wouldn't wish what my Dad went through during his last months on anyone. He ended up so confused, hurt and broken and mum wasn't helped by that at all.

A list of concerns and examples of behaviour are so useful. Also, remember it might not be dementia! It took me over 20 years to finally get a diagnosis myself of an uncommon auto-immune disease that comes with added brain fog and had I not realised what it was, I honestly think I might have suspected early onset dementia!
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