Hello. My husband is 62. On January 23rd of this year, he had a massive dizzy spell at work, was very confused, so they called an ambulance and too him to a nearby hospital emergency room. I met the ambulance there, and by then he was pretty much all right. They ran several tests, said it was not a stroke, and most likely a blood pressure spike and told him to follow up with his own doctor. We were able to secure an appointment for February the 15th. By that time, he could not longer complete sentences, struggled to find words, could not do simple mental math, use simple machines, like banking ATMs, calculators, computers, etc. His doctor put him in the hospital for 2 days to run multiple tests, thinking it was strokes in the brain, but everything came back clear. He just got worse and worse. We were referred to a neurologist, who has done a spinal tap, an eeg, a mmr, and can find nothing wrong. He is now losing his ability to communicate almost completely. His words are so slurred, he is incomprehensible even to me much of the time. He will suddenly say something and I finally figure out he is repeating a line from some old 1960s or 70s song, over and over. We are American so I do have employer provided health insurance (which I pay about $250 a month to as my share, but there are huge deductibles, and we are already in deep medical debt. Our social security system says that it will take them about 6 to 8 months to make their determination as to his eligibility for disability benefits. Then, he might get his first check in April of 2018. I have to keep working to pay my mortgage and bills and buy food. So I have to leave him alone all day as home care visits cost more than I make. Has anyone here ever had someone get this bad this fast? He can barely walk now. I had to go out and buy him a walker for over $100. He is beginning to lose control of certain bodily functions, if you know what I mean (I do not want to get graphic because it is not pretty). I am all alone and have nobody to help. I am diabetic and have had heart attacks. I am finding it hard to get him up when he falls. I just need any advice from those who have gone through this too. This is the only forum I have found online.