My husband scheduled an appointment with the V.A. doctor and asked for a memory test, planned to go behind my back without me. I found out and took him today. The memory test was 21; the doctor assured him that with this score he has dementia. He wants to live on his own; she told him the only way would be if his score was 27 or 28. He now is demanding more tests. She said it is a battery of tests. Can anyone tell me what these tests consist of and how long they take? If he scored 21 and was determined to have dementia, would these "battery of tests" provide the same results or could they determine no dementia?
I'm so anxious to have this done, he has turned his entire family against me, lies, lies, lies. He lies to me, covers the "private" meetings with his bro & sis in law, lies to the doctors, etc. I really need to have some sense of peace. I'm trying to help him, but with his sarcasm, lying, sneaking around behind my back, the mean looks he gives me, I just can't take any more of this!!!!!!!!
I know he's sick and I've tried so hard to help him, but he acts as though I'm his jailer. I hope someone can tell me something about the "battery of tests".
Thank you for any insight you can give me.