When is Memory loss not classed as dementia??

Discussion in 'I have a partner with dementia' started by Warrior Mum, Nov 25, 2015.

  1. Warrior Mum

    Warrior Mum Registered User

    Jul 20, 2014
    39
    Cambridgeshire
    Sorry I haven't been online for some time, been busy pushing for answers and still not getting anywhere.

    My Husband suffers with losing his memory on a daily basis. When he been asleep he wakes up not remembering the last 2.5 years....

    Neurological Physcometric testing completed twice and still the same results, no dementia!!! However Memory Clinic Specialist initially stated that he had Vascular Dementia and on the second visit (after another 6 months of his long term memory seemed to have disappeared) the same Specialist stated that the decline was showing more like Alzheimers!!! I am so confused.

    Tomorrow going to Papworth for overnight stay to they can actually see what happens when he sleeps. Hopefully will get some answers but not holding my breath.

    I am so scared but still being strong for my family. Struggling to hold things together as not sleeping well myself due to crying in my sleep. Got to keep going.

    Just needed to vent, sorry.

    WM XxxxX
     
  2. Cat27

    Cat27 Volunteer Moderator

    Feb 27, 2015
    9,765
    Merseyside
    Good luck with the tests tomorrow.
     
  3. Trisha4

    Trisha4 Registered User

    Jan 16, 2014
    2,442
    Yorkshire
    Hi. Let us know how you get on. Uncertainty is so difficult to deal with. Hope you get some answers and then some support.


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  4. canary

    canary Registered User

    Feb 25, 2014
    9,331
    Female
    South coast
  5. Warrior Mum

    Warrior Mum Registered User

    Jul 20, 2014
    39
    Cambridgeshire
    Hospital sleepover showed that he holds his breath more than 30 times an hour and therefore are going to try sleep apnea treatment and maybe this might help his memory. Nothing picked up on his brain activity. Let's just see if this helps....

    Thank you all for your kind words and support.

    WM XxxxX
     
  6. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    68,664
    Kent
    It's a struggle to get a diagnosis of anything affecting the brain. My husband was treated for depression for a year before a scan diagnosed brain shrinkage.

    I hope tomorrow sheds some light on your husbands difficulties.
     

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