As I’ve posted before – there is no specific test for Dementia that tackles more than the memory problems. There is perhaps a cognitive test – but nothing more. Doctors don’t have an emotional, self-control exam for patients. What I’d like to confirm is that must we carers then look out for behavioural proof of the deterioration of the patient?
I woke up about 4 am in the morning with the sound of the shower running. I thought it was my mam having a shower. Then as time passed – the shower flow was constant – not what you’d expect when someone is under it. So I got up and looked into the toilet. The door was open and inside – she was there staring into the shower cubicle – lowering and increasing the flow. She was not having a shower. When she realized I was watching – she quickly turned the shower off.
A friend of mine experienced something similar; his dad use to insist on turning all the water taps on in the house. My friend would turn them off – only to find they were on again later. It’s quite funny in a way, but has anyone experienced something similar? I think they are after the white-noise in the water flow. They might be hearing something in the random cascade of droplets.
Regards to all.