- Mar 17, 2019
I can relate to your last sentence easily. I remember within mum's last year, talking to a member of her church, who hadnt realised that she had dementia. I think people can put on a good show when out and about, and casual conversation can make everything seem ok.Yes by the time dad was diagnosed it was glaringly obvious that dad had alzhiemers but I just couldn't get him to the doctors because as he said 'there is nothing wrong with me' I just couldn't bring myself to mention dementia to him because he would have been horrified so we muddled through for years. His GP actually got my phone number from dad some years before and rang me with his concerns. I just told him that I was aware of how dad was and I would try to get dad in for a check up but it didn't happen for a long time.
Losing his car gave me an perfect opportunity because dad said that he had been dizzy and I said that he shouldn't drive his car until the dizziness had been checked out.
It's funny but dad had a couple of friends who visited him during the last couple of years and both were shocked when I told them he had alzhiemers because neither of them suspected anything was wrong was with him because he could hold such a good conversation.