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My husband has finally opened up to me about the new neurological symptoms he's been having over the last year, some symptoms the last 2 years. After he told our daughter in law and myself we told him we began to notice symptoms a couple months ago. Here is a list of symptoms he's been experiencing. 1. Short term memory loss. 2. Communication. 3. Mood swings. 4. Apathy. 5. Confusion. 6. He's having a difficulty following a story line. 7. Vision. 8. Depression. 9. Roaming/wondering. 10. Sleeping issues/disorders. When we went online and looked up the symptoms he was experiencing that's when various dementia websites popped up and as he was able to describe to us what he was going through it pretty much matched up word for word the lists in these websites, thats where I was able to get most of these, a lot easier then writing out his descriptions in detail of each one. My question is this. I'm pretty confident after reading some of these websites that once our doctor sees this list of symptoms he will refer my husband to whoever he needs to for the next step to test whether or not my husband has dementia and if so which one. I can say some of these symptoms were noticed ourselves but like my husband thought it had to do with his previous neurological issues. His communication, our daughter in law noticed 3 years ago that my husband would repeat words and pause while talking like his brain was doing a word search. The two big symptoms are his short term memory loss I know has become a lot worse over the last year and a half his communication now is a lot worse. When we read the detailed descriptions in the websites for dementia 9 out of 10 matched my husbands symptoms perfectly. I too am scared and worried for me and for him and for us. Please let me know if anyone can what the testing for dementia entails, how long it takes to get a diagnosis, treatment everything anyone can provide. Thanks.
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