It’s only really those that live with someone 24/7 who first detect the signs. People can go days or meet people and come across as perfectly relational and complete. Then something happens at home and you start to worry.
An example is when I’ve discussed something in detail with DH just the day before eg we are having a new bed delivered that we had picked out together. It was due at lunchtime so we’d agreed that the old bed in the spare room needed to be dismantled first thing next morning so the delivery company could take it away (as agreed) with them. Next day DH didn’t remember there was a new bed even being delivered and insisted he’d never helped choose it. He refused to dismantle the old bed and then was completely taken back when the new one did arrive. Just one of many examples I could have given.
Visit to GP asked him silly questions about who is PM and what day is it. Passed with flying colours.
That was several years ago. Now officially, eventually, diagnosed with vascular dementia.
The signs are there when you live 24/7 with someone you know well. Takes much longer to get it across to the health,professionals especially when the sufferer doesn’t think there’s anything wrong with them,
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