My husband was diagnosed 18 months ago with Alzheimer's. Doctor felt he was between stage 3-4.
He continued to work until last week.
Question.... Our daughters and I have noticed changes in his behavior over the last 5 months. When he travels, he's exhausted and naps more. He gets really agitated or upset if it's too much noise being made, he has a very short temper, he feels people do things to him on purpose (road rage, to someone in his way and he missed the elevator, to him wanting to go and get physical with them, to taking a sandwich from our granddaughter telling her it was his). He has outbursts and never apologizes. He called me last week crying from work, saying he's done. He's on LTD now.
He says he knows he's getting worse and feels in 3 years he may not know anyone or won't be able to leave home because of his anger.
Soooo....when he's home , he's happy and comfortable and almost his usual self.
Is this normal????
Any help would be much appreciated!!!
Its his behavior and reasoning that's being affected the most. His memory is still fairly good, but a few blips here and there.
We feel travel must be overwhelming to him, which it wasn't before...
He has a few symptoms from all the stages ....mind boggling.
I know he'll plateau....
What stage is this???
Talk about one heck of a emotional roller coaster ride!!!