My husband's personality has been changing -- CONSTANT temper tantrums (yelling and cursing) over next to nothing. He also cannot remember things that he has known for years, or has been told repeatedly. He gets angry over ridiculous things that he imagines (like me going into his medicine cabinet and stealing his toothbrush, and putting another one in its place -- Huh???).
He is only 73, but has had Type 2 diabetes for years. His mother, who was also a Type 2 Diabetic, eventually died of Alzheimer's. No one realized the state of her mind until she was hospitalized for something else, and they had to go into the family financial records she managed to try to put together the tax return. Invoices were paid YEARS into the future (every time she would receive a statement acknowledging a payment, she would pay it again); a tenant who had not paid rent for 1 1/2 years; no record (or any idea) of who was living in some of her rentals - and many other examples.
Anyway, that is probably WAY too much information -- But I am frightened. If it is dementia, maybe earlier medical intervention will help? Or maybe he is just becoming grumpy as he ages, and these things are normal? I just do not know what to do.