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He says it doesn't play music, it keeps him warm, and it is a tape. There isn't any such thing. He has blankets that he wraps up in. And this tape, I think it is something in his head and it isn't real. Could this be part of dementia? He has done this before but snapped out of it and said "nothing".

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I agree. I wouldn't just ignore and hope for the best. Seek medical help. See what's going on. It's true he has AD in his family, but there could be other explanations as well. Even though my cousin exhibiting lots of signs of AD and vascular dementia, the neurologist still did MRI, to rule out tumors.

Good luck. I know this is difficult, but maybe it will be good news.
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Get this man to a neurologist ASAP. If there is early dementia (not just AZ) you need to get on top of it and get your future plans together NOW.

It is not premature to jump into the future and get your act together in advance. My mother would not. I have had a year long holy mess to straighten out because of that. It's stressful enough to have a loved one decline, but when you add the crisis of moving, finances, legal stuff, other family, and "what about the cat" on top of it, it feels like a tidal wave.

My mom was exhibiting early signs 15 years ago that nobody acted on. She was in denial, and so were all her friends & sisters. She would get her dreams & reality mixed up. Her reasoning & decision making declined. She did a lot of really weird things, but hey, who are we to intervene?

Fast forward to 2012 where she was hallucinating animals in her house. Hallucinating dead relatives were visiting. Hallucinating that I was rummaging in her closet. I live 1800 miles away.

2013 - She had stopped driving most of the time because it scared her. It was that other part of the time she did drive that scared me. She was missing doctor appointments, eating spoiled food because she couldn't get to the grocery store, and not taking her medications the right way or not at all. She was a shut in. That's when I took over and moved her into care near me.

Not the outcome anybody wanted, but it had to be done. Somebody had to see reality and do the right thing.

Get ahead of this before it turns into a crisis so you have the luxury of time to make plans and get ready for changes before they happen.
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Fanci, a friend of mine got up and made breakfast for her hubby. He looked at her very puzzled and asked who she was. She was in shock. Then he began to flirt with her. She didn't know whether to kiss him or kick him.
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Ok, his two brothers both got alzheimers and died quickly, within a year. Pamstegman, I think he is serious at times, and at times he knows it isn't real and snaps out of it. I go along with him and tell him I will keep it in mind and go on. But, the real me is faced with something that is new, I have dealt with AZ before but not as a spouse. If he doesn't know me someday, what do I do? I am probably jumping too far into the future. But he is the oldest, the other two were younger and they are gone. I like to think he won't get AZ.
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Yes Fanci it is dementia, where dreams and reality blend together. At least it is a happy dream. Ask him if he can sing it for you.
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Does your husband have dementia? Or other symptoms that could be dementia? This is the kind of thing a person with dementia might say, but as JessieBelle points out, it could simply be a very realistic dream, too.
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I have a feeling that he was having a dream. The dreams that you have before you wake up can seem very real. I have them quite often, and if they are scary or stressful I can't get them out of my head. I wonder if maybe he had some of this magic tape in his dream. I would like to order a roll of it for my mother. :)
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