staring into space

farrand

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Jun 4, 2013
40
hampshire
has anybody had the experience, or heard of, an alzheimers suffer just staring into space as if in a trance. my husband has started to do this a lot-i just wondered if anyone had had a similar experience.
 

pamann

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Oct 28, 2013
2,635
Kent
Hello farrand yes my husband does this most days normally when he is tired , then falls asleep, then l have some peace ♥♥

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Onlyme

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Apr 5, 2010
4,995
UK
Mum has been doing that on and off for the last three years. It's almost constant now.
 

Chocolateear

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Aug 7, 2014
114
Dorset
has anybody had the experience, or heard of, an alzheimers suffer just staring into space as if in a trance. my husband has started to do this a lot-i just wondered if anyone had had a similar experience.
Yes, my husband has started doing this. I wondered at first if he was having petit mal, but sometimes he just sits and stares and I catch reach him at all.
This forum is very helpful for picking up the various signs, behaviours etc.
 

margaret g

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Nov 9, 2013
48
Oh yes, he had been doing that for some years,, and yes, when he is tired too

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malomm

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Mar 23, 2014
237
Campania Region, Italy
:)I'm a carer, not a sufferer, and find myself doing it quite a lot now, when there is a quiet moment. Just need to empty my head of everything for a short while.
My wife the dementia sufferer is too active to be caught staring into space.
keep smiling,
malomm
 

tomgee3425

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Feb 3, 2014
33
Negombo Sri Lanka
has anybody had the experience, or heard of, an alzheimers suffer just staring into space as if in a trance. my husband has started to do this a lot-i just wondered if anyone had had a similar experience.
Yes my wife Anne does this a lot. Her eye to brain communication is very bad but her hearing is excellent. I think it is because she has difficulty seeing. She also often talks to herself
 

jaymor

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Jul 14, 2006
12,664
England
My husband does this too. I have noticed that the colour of his eyes is paler when in this trance like state than when he is focusing.

Jay
 

Chocolateear

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Aug 7, 2014
114
Dorset
Linked to this one, my husband went out of the back door into the garden yesterday only to return very shortly looking very distressed. He said that he had just 'gone vacant and blank for a short while and didn't know where he was. His face looked blank and expressionless and he had a dull headache.
Has anyone else experienced this?
 

Pookie

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Dec 29, 2011
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I do this . Peter says "are you on another trip. Can I come too" otherwise I may not know I do it.:rolleyes:

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Chocolateear

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Aug 7, 2014
114
Dorset
I do this . Peter says "are you on another trip. Can I come too" otherwise I may not know I do it.:rolleyes:

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Ah Pookie, that's lovely to hear it from someone's own experience. I shall remember that and when my hubby goes for 'a wander' then it will reassure him. Thank you.