Does he HAVE to be diagnosed by a Physician? I wrote a few weeks ago about my husband crossing the road to collect the mail. We are still working on that situation and I truly appreicate your comments. I have tried most of the comments but so far I still cannot get him to work with me. My next step is trying to get the mailbox put on this side of our road. I mentioned that to him and he feels like if I do that he will get turned in and have other things taken from him. (go figure) But in time that is my plan.
Now for the present, he has not been diagnosised by a physican as yet, I have yet to approach him with the word dementia. He can still drive at the present, althou I have been doing 95% for the last 4-6 months. He still enjoys tinkering with mechanic or guy stuff. He is having difficultly in using the phone and watching movies, he has begun to ask "what does all the mean". He has problems with most tasks and making decisions is out of the question. So he still can operate on his own somewhat. But I am so uncertain about all this that is driving me up the wall right now. Am I imaging some of this or making more out of it than what it is, or is this just called denial. I am making him another app. with the geriatric Dr. that we have used in the past some. Would I have to get a referral to see a neurologist? Have so many questions right now,. He had a stroke about 6 years ago and a heart attack 2 years ago with a stent put in. He has had MRI's, Cat Scans and X-rays and so far they say all they found was he has arthritis. He will 80 soon. Just need to start somewhere so here i am. Thanks to all.