This morning, DH (early 70s) was writing a letter, but suddenly stopped and had to ask me how to spell the word 'many'. On the face of it, nothing much, as we all have our momentary lapses of memory but it really got me thinking. I am finding it increasingly difficult to have a conversation with him these days, as he frequently seems to miss the point that I am trying to make, and i've noticed him really struggling to find the words he needs in conversations. A few months ago, when we were in the car, he suddenly pointed to a road sign and asked me what it meant - it was simply a derestricted speed limit sign, though admittedly there was something very slightly unusual about it which even I couldn't quite put my finger on.
Thinking about it, I would say that he has changed a lot over the last 10 years. He was always quick tempered, but it would be a flash in the pan, and soon forgotten. I have seen him start to hold grudges more and more. He is now quite moody. I have suspected that he might be depressed (though he would be furious if I suggested it, and not agree to seek help), but I also have this nagging fear that it might be something more.
Do you think that i should be worried?
Embarrassed - 'fix' up
Dreadful - nasty sister
Guilty - grandchild