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My husband is showing signs of dementia and has for a long time given up on doing much else but eating watching tv and being generally lazy. What the heck? Am I just heartless?

There is so much, so many things that this could be.
Your first thing would be to have him have a full exam.
The simple and vague description you give could describe my 7 year old grandson, or the 19 year old one. It could describe boredom, depression, dementia, and any number of other medical conditions.
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When was the last full checkup? For Diabetes? Kidney function? Heart?
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What signs of dementia are you seeing? What you describe sounds more like depression.
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MalteseFalcon Apr 13, 2021
I sometimes think it’s depression also but it’s more than that.
Telecall with his physician on Thursday. Stay tuned. Progress.
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Can you get him to the PCP for a full check up and cognitive exam as well? Then you'll know for sure if he's dealing with cognitive impairment vs. laziness, etc. I'm sure you're not a heartless wife.....just one who's looking for answers as to why her husband seems to have given up on life at such a young age! That's a fair question to have, too.

Wishing you good luck!
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MalteseFalcon Apr 13, 2021
We have Telecall with his physician on Thursday. Progress. I’ll ask for full work up then. Thanks!
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