• Expert Q&A: Rare dementias - Tues 3 March, 3-4pm

    Our next expert Q&A will be on the topic of rare dementias. It will be hosted by Nikki and Seb from Rare Dementia Support. If you have any questions about rare dementias, they will be here to answer them on Tuesday 3 March between 3-4pm.

    You can either post your question >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll be happy to ask them on your behalf.

What type

woogiebear

Registered User
Jan 18, 2016
1
My husband has some form of Dementia but has never been told what type.
It started about 10 years ago after having a mild stroke. He is now in a care home as he is unable to walk. He is got up and sat in his chair, eats very well, looks at his newspaper though I don't think he is reading it. He no longer speaks, spends time silently counting on his fingers, seems unaware of his surroundings. Falls into a deep sleep at the drop of a hat, sleeps a lot of the time. He looks at me sometimes as if trying to recall who I am.
 

nae sporran

Volunteer Host
Oct 29, 2014
6,362
Bristol
My husband has some form of Dementia but has never been told what type.
It started about 10 years ago after having a mild stroke. He is now in a care home as he is unable to walk. He is got up and sat in his chair, eats very well, looks at his newspaper though I don't think he is reading it. He no longer speaks, spends time silently counting on his fingers, seems unaware of his surroundings. Falls into a deep sleep at the drop of a hat, sleeps a lot of the time. He looks at me sometimes as if trying to recall who I am.
Afternoon Woogiebear. Can I just ask how you know your husband has dementia if you don't know what type. It sounds like it may be vascular dementia if it is stroke related and he stroke affected the speech centres of the brain. I am just going by experience of OH and her vascular D being related to a stroke. Hopefully someone on TP or your Dr can give a better answer.
 

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