I am almost sure that my husband has dementia of one sort having watched both my parents suffer from Alzheimer’s and Vascular Dementia.
He doesn’t communicate so often with me as he used to and I feel very lonely as a result. He forgets appointments even when they are written down and I remind him. I have to double check the security of the house before going to bed because he has often left his keys on the outside of the front door! He doesn’t remember things a minute after I have said them, makes inappropriate remarks in company at times, talks in a funny voice about things he sees etc. We rarely make love anymore. He is not so affectionate as he used to be. He gets very engrossed in what he wants to do, hides himself away in his computer room most evenings. However, he can put on a great display of behaving well in front of others.