Husband (43) showing signs of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI): Anyone?
He can’t remember names of people he knows, not people super close to us but lots of whats his name etc. this happens daily and he mixes up words like calling the colander a cauldron and aluminum foil / styrofoam. He had a MRI during an emergency visit to ER blood pressure 247/145…in December that resulted in a week in hospital doing tests. The ER doc told us he had a “rare brain disease” because of the plaque on his brain but the neurologist told us he didn’t , that he thought there was an injury in the womb and his brain has always looked that way. In the hospital I picked up a pamphlet on signs of Alzheimer’s and it scared me because I realized how many of these signs he had been exhibiting for the past 6months to a year who knows. Since we have been getting the BP better regulated he still has memory loss and mood swings and I have been concerned about his depth perception and driving for some time. Recently I noticed he dumps alot of salad dressing or condiments on his food like he doesn’t notice it is covered. I feel like he notices there are changes but does not want to face it at all. His family says he is not the same person but they think/hope it is just alchohol consumption which thankfully he just quit. With the pandemic we wont be able to see our PCP in person for sometime. Our 8 year old is worried I know. It is hard to talk to him about what I see and I need help and support navigating talking to him and our very bright daughter. Does anyone have a loved one this young with MCI?