When my husband is out of sorts, I think okay, this really is happening. But sometimes (a lot here lately), I wonder could this all be a mistake? Could something else have been going on 6months ago and now it’s over? My husband has been on Aricept for about 5 or 6 months and since July 2nd on the highest dosage. Does he really need it anymore? I am so confused and I don’t want him labeled with something he doesn’t have! Has anyone else ever went through this doubt or know of a misdiagnosis being… read more
I used to doubt it all the time. After listening to several Teepa Snow presentations (you can find them on YouTube--they are very helpful) I came to the conclusion that my mom's dementia was multifactoral--she had symptoms more compatible with vascular dementia than classic Alzheimer's. Her diagnosis was done by a neuro-psychiatrist. She has had several health issues in the past that could contribute to dementia, including multiple surgeries under general anesthesia, a history of TIA or small stroke, and a history of chemotherapy for lymphoma--with repeated treatments for 3 recurrences.
Yes I often feel like that, or I feel there is something wrong with me.. But every now and then some thing will remind me strongly that yes there is a problem. We get so used to doing what we do in caring for our person that we dont notice all the time unless its a really difficult day. I have realised i make things easier for him to find and get things for him so it really appears quite normal. also people progress quicker in different areas of the disease and in different ways some quicker some slower. Be glad for the good times. And do not doubt yourself. If you have concerns go back to the Doc.
I hear what all of you are saying. I had 4 Doctors. opinions and when he was having good consecucutive days , I would still doubt it.Eventually as years went on , there was no denying it (.FTD.).
I do doubt sometimes. But then the next day my husband is confused and I know something is wrong. We’ve been told his could be Frontal Temporal Degeneration instead of Alzheimer’s which manifests in different ways. Look into that possibility.
I definitely needed to read this thread
Some will say they don't see the disease with my hubby
And I think we are doing well-and then a situation arises and I am reminded of this challenge
Was helpful to see others feel this way
One of my hubby's closest friend is seeing the changes also--
And I try to be glad of slow progression and good days