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How Do You Go About Getting Your Loved One Tested For Dementia Or Alz Without Hurting Their Feelings?

How Do You Go About Getting Your Loved One Tested For Dementia Or Alz Without Hurting Their Feelings?

I know that it might be helpful to know what stage they are in etc., but my husband is aware enough that I think it would be very hurtful for him to hear that he is needing to be tested for this disease. Who does the testing? Am I better off just letting things be and dealing with the day to day situations as they come, rather than KNOWING officially what I already can see happening?

A myALZteam Member said:

Without an official medical diagnosis, first by family dr and then after a neurology assessment, it would be very difficult to get any dementia services from VA or community agencies/government resources.

posted over 2 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

My husband started not understanding the Tv remote the phone and put things in the wrong places. Ice cream is in the refrigerator not the freezer. It’s just part of the many things the do.

posted over 2 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

So sorry but you must take him to the doctor it doesn’t get better . You have to think there
Two Worlds
Our real World and Alzheimer’s World
You have to step into is World
Not able to do the things he use to do please take him to the doctors

posted over 2 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Some people can get interventions to delay the disease. That is a personal decision about being tested.

posted over 2 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

The earlier he gets help the better... Take your concerns to your Dr and ask for thier help. Then sit down with Hubby and talk to them. It's as difficult for them, it's a fearful disease... Ask what his wishes are and would be would help Alleviate
his fears.

posted over 2 years ago
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