Thursday, October 03, 2013
Finally we have discovered what was happening to my husband. We have been married now 49 years and for the last 4-5 years I could not figure out what was going on with him. He acted childish at time, his temper/anger toward me was getting worse each day and then he began forgetting and loosing things.
One day he had a dental appointment so he went alone but was gone for about 2 hours which was an unusually long time since we live very close to the dental office and he was only having routine cleaning done
When he arrived home he told me he had blacked out as he was leaving the office, he said he did not know where he was or what to do so he sat down in the parking lot under a tree for some time until he saw our vehicle. It was a small parking lot so he should have been able to see it immediately. I made an appointment with our family physician and after a few tests was told he has dementia, type unknown and we then went to a neurologist.
All of this, including many changes in his personality, has caused me to be stressed most days. We now stay home much more than we used to because he doesn't like being in crowds or where movement and noise is. He does want to go somewhere, a drive, whatever each day, this gets old for me but I am trying to do whatever will keep him calm. One day he got so angry with me I had to call 911 to calm him down. New medication helped with his anger, he is now calm most of the time.