My husband tests well into the advanced stages of Alzheimers, yet he still had good walking and eating abilities. His language is compromised, especially in the late afternoon and evening, and his mental processing is very effected. Do others out there see continued good physical skills when the cognitive skills are so low?
Yes. Exactly. Mom eats very well and walk ok.... starting to shuffle..... but is losing her ability to converse. Mostly speaks in songs or rhymes. And has NO memory past 30 seconds. Otherwise very healthy. We are about 11 years from when we started noticing her dementia. Honestly the slow progression is very hard on me, I hate to admit.
Yes. My husband is physically fit and eats most things without assistance. He is, however, mentally low functioning.
Mom is exactly like Lourita mom, however mom is on a regular routine and her memory lasts a little longer as we do the same exercises everyday. Going on 15 years.
I just posted an issue with Mom and I don't know if it's because we haven't been doing a regular routine.
Thanks to all of you for your replies. I just feel so confused with the high physical function as compared with the low cognitive function. I have seen cognitive decline for the past 5-6 years (with some tell tale signs for a year or 2 prior). My husband is 74. I am grateful that I am not dealing with physical or behavioral issues, but this cognitive and aphasia is hard to deal with.
My husband can still do all of the ADL’s (activities of daily living), eats whatever it put in front of him, and walks (although he is slowing down). But he has trouble with words, and can’t remember anything for more than a few seconds.