Feb 06, 2016 - 06:05 AM
I am sure if you are concerned he is as well.
I have read that many people have been "hiding" or "covering up" memory problems for 10 years before they are diagnosed.
I can just imagine how frightening that must be and how exhausting it must be for them to try to seem "normal" when everything around you is not the way it is supposed to be. You get lost going to the store, you can't remember a name, you can't figure out how to open a can, on and on.
I would make an apointment with a neuro psychologist or a neuologist then tell your husband you have made the appointment.
If you have to go through your primary they may do a MME (mini mental exam) in the office. If your doctor does not think there is a problem you need to push and be very insistant that you see a sepcialist. I/we were put off for a while and while I don't think it made a difference in the long run I will never know.
If his last exam was a year ago he would be due for another so if you have to go through your primary now would be a good time to make the appointment.
If it is possible you might even want to send the doctor an email in advance explaining your concerns without your husband aware of the communication.
Feb 06, 2016 - 08:48 AM