After nearly 3 years of searching for answers to my wife’s rapid cognitive decline, multiple tests and MRIs and second opinions it is clear she has a the syndrome of Dementia.
Our local neurologist as well as the team at UCLA agree that the cause is MS. Images show significant brain atrophy. I am looking for answers on what to expect, but fear the worst.
Just two years ago she was having difficulty with directions while driving. Today, we are experiencing the following: puts clothes on inside out and backward, has trouble finding our bedroom or bathroom, asked our 13-year-old daughter if she has permission from her parents to be at our house, puts used toilet paper in her pockets or in cabinets. She cannot sign or spell her name anymore.
Just this week, she introduced me to “a nice lady she has been talking to” which was her reflection in the mirror. My reflection was also in the mirror, so I asked if she knew who it was. She knew it was me, so I pointed to her reflection and asked who the lady was. She said she didn’t know and then asked her reflection, “I,m sorry I forgot your name”, and then introduced me as her husband. She enjoys her conversations with the mirror and is very upbeat and positive.
Has anybody else experienced this?