Frustrating!! Husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer's 18 months ago. He's 66. He continues to work, but for only 1 more month.
Long story short...
My daughters and I notice personality changes these last couple of months. He has angry outbursts, don't know what will set it off. Lost interest in granddaughter 's sporting events (which before you couldn't keep him from). Lost his temper once with our dog, yelling at her and threatening (our dog could do wrong and she's his princess, he just worshipped her).
Had an incident of road rage...nobody was hurt or injured, it was because someone cut him off and flipped him the finger, so hubby decided to 'chase' him down the freeway. Cursing and yelling at a grandchild's sporting event. I feel like he is regressing to when he was in his 20's. He had a horrible temper then. He had mellowed over years. He feels he doesn't have Alzheimer's because he can remember things from years ago and from a couple of days ago. He totally has me scratching my head. BUT his personality is changing and he has some days where he's just a jerk!!!!! It's hard for me because I don't see a constant decline, it's a rollercoaster of progression. Highs and lows!!!!
I feel like he is great at hiding or he truly tries really hard to hide what's going on. There's days I want to go back to his doctor and say ' please show and tell me all the results again from his testing' because I could explain away his 'jerk behavior ' because he has Alzheimer's....or is he just a big jerk....
He choose not to do any meds at this time.
The doctor told us that hubby was about stage 4.
But I'm confused, because it seems more personality and cognitive decline, not memory.
Has or is anyone going through this or have some insight? Sorry for long post.