My 67 year old husband has his follow up neuro appointment next month. In June, the neuro said she considered him "borderline" for cognitive impairment but she did not know at that time what form it might be. She wants to see him every 6 months. MRI was unremarkable, but she wanted a "baseline" MRI now for future comparison.
I do not want to tell the neuro, in front of my husband, things that I have observed that may...or may not...be related to cognitive impairment. We are asking her to rule out other possibilities such as ADD, HF Autism, etc. My husband remarks to me (half jokingly) now and again that he thinks I am trying to have him "committed." He is by no means in any middle or advanced stage of cognitive impairment. But he has short "episodes" of seeming confusion, he forgets things a lot more now and before his PCP put him on Lexapro he had gotten mean and nasty. He retired early and his brain is not being exercised as it should be...and he refuses to consider a part time job. I do not want to sit there at the appointment and, in front of him, go down the list of things I have noticed, only to have him blame me later. MUST I give input for the neuro or will the testing and her talking to my husband allow her to make a properl diagnosis without my input? Or will the neuro talk with me alone at some point?