My husband hunts for things throughout the day. He sometimes overlooks the obvious. Do his brain and eyes no longer work together?


He is in stage 1 dementia... still knows relatives... drives 2 block errands, recognizes relatives.

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Your profile says he has had dementia for four years. Do you know what kind of dementia?
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Was hubby officially diagnosed? Or are you assuming it's stage one. Actually in stage 1 Alzheimer's, there is no recognizable impairment, according to the Alzheimer's Assoc. (
Holy Moley, I do the same thing, Walk by something I'm looking for, forget where I put my glasses, etc. but that's not enough to be identified as having any type of dementia. Really, the doctor's probably wouldn't even test him until he got to stage 4.
Please make a neurological appt. for your hubby to get an accurate diagnosis.
You may be worried for nothing.
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This is not uncommon behavior in people without any dementia, and so I wouldn't spend a lot of time worrying about it. My hubby can't find anything...if it means moving a piece of paper off of the object or opening a drawer or (gasp) bending down to see if said item is on a lower shelf. He's fine, just kind of clueless. His mom is the same way, so it's a little bit of a family joke. Hubby is 6'5" tall and bending over--nope, won't do it. I', 5'2" and everything is over my head. We have this unspoken agreement that he goes "high" for stuff and I go "low". (Sadly, all the floors are "low" hence, they are all my domain. He replaces lightbulbs and gets the cobwebs and paint the ceilings.

I KNOW my hubs will develop dementia. He's showing signs already. My heart goes out to you (and to me)...not what I had planned for the "Golden Years".
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Htchilds, not finding things around the house is not unusual for folks who don't have dementia, so I assume this is a current situation for your husband, correct?

Arm yourself with all the information you can get about Dementia. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to the blue section... click on ALZHEIMER'S CARE... you will find excellent articles on Dementia.  And always feel free to ask as many questions as you want on the forums :)
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