13 years ago, my now 78 yr old husband was diagnosed as being on the Autism Spectrum. At the time it was very helpful in explaining so many perplexing issues. But during a recent hospitalization, the staff alerted his doctor to signs of early dementia.
If I hadn't noticed increasing memory loss myself, I would have asked "how did they know?" Because many of his behaviors have been there all along. Actually, he seems much calmer and more mellow than he was years ago. But, he still has moments of aggression in public, and he still is very stubborn.
In all the 19 years we've been married, I could not get him to discuss making a plan for our future. Now it is impossible to engage him in a discussion about our life together. And I feel overwhelmed trying to make it happen all on my own.
I've just started seeing both a therapist and a social worker, as I believe we need to live in smaller place, closer to services, etc. But I'm wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience. Thank you.