My husband is 62 retired 2 years ago. I suppose his "confusion" has crept up but it doesn't sound like classic alzheimers etc so dont know what to do. He is unable to plan or anticipate and if anything is not as it normally is, he gets very angry. So for example, if we are going on a journey he finds it impossible to look at a map or set the sat nav, or decide what might make planning easier. We are both very experienced drivers in a highly built up city area so if there's a traffic hold up I can say ok shall we go way x y or z and he just goes to pieces, he can't decide and then blames me.
He was meant to measure out of a dose of medicine for my daughter who is too unwell to measure her own, he was trying to give her 4 times the prescribed dose and his justification was that solids and liquid measurement - so milligrammes and millilitres - are completely interchangeable so you can give 10 milligrammes or 10 millilitres and it doesn't matter
Then yesterday we were listening to some music and it had a jazz trumpet playing over it, totally incongruent think baroque hymns with jazz trumpet and I mentioned it was unusual; he said "don't be stupid its a hand bell!!" and was really nasty miming ringing a hand bell in my face.
I could give dozens of examples like this; he can't do any planning at all, what do they call it, loss of executive function? He will often mishear or misunderstand and then cause all sorts of problems because he refuses to admit he is wrong.
Surely this sort of issue shouldn't come up early 60s? His father had dementia at this age but even so I didn't think that automatically meant he'd go the same way?
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