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Vascular Dementia

Vascular Dementia

Husband was diagnosed with Vascular Dementia almost 5 yrs ago in November, he had a stroke 9 yrs ago & in the last 6 months he is in Total denial, everyday he tells he doesn’t have dementia! Don’t know what to do! He wants to drive so bad but all his drs told him after his stroke not to drive,Everyday he talks about it over & over.

A myALZteam Member said:

My husbands friend came over and disconnected something so he couldn’t drive it! I had a car and told him I can drive that we will figure out something later! pretty much took care of it, occasionally he would say something but eventually forgot about it!

posted 7 months ago
A myALZteam Member said:

I also kept my husband’s truck keys hidden. I had gotten a new car and he didn’t know how to drive it so didn’t want to. When we needed to take the truck -dump, etc.- I would do a “search” and find the keys. My husband used to compliment me on how good I was at finding them. I made sure that any time my husband wanted to go somewhere we went. I knew if I started making excuses and not taking him he’d be right back wanting to drive. Yes, there were times that going somewhere was the LAST thing I wanted to do, but by going I avoided other problems. I felt it was worth it.

posted 7 months ago
A myALZteam Member said:

good idea!!

posted 7 months ago
A myALZteam Member said:

My husband would be able to drive, but if something out of the ordinary happened, like if a car unexpectedly pulled out in front of him or a Child ran into the street, his reaction would likely not be quick enough. He also gets lost easily on unfamiliar streets. We had this talk months ago and he agrees that it’s better if I drive. I keep the car keys out of sight.

posted 7 months ago
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