First my Wife. Her blood work did mot show any abnormalities that would bring on dementia symptoms. And Her MRI looks fairly normal although some age related small strokes were noted. So, we wait for the Cognitive Skills testing in February. She is still having math difficulties along with some instability issues and vision changes. All things that can be related to the "Silent Strokes" found in her MRI. But, we have no share diagnosis now. So, we wait.
In my case, I am definitely getting worse. I have far more issues with my emotions and anger. I also have problems finding the dog, Zeus, at night in my Cabin. Remember, he does not stay nights with me! But, I hear his whine and wonder where he is. I feel more confused and disoriented. Speech is becoming more labored for me.
On the good side, my Wife decided about 4 months ago to loose weight. She has cut her caloric intake significantly and has US walking 3-5 miles a day, seven days a week. She has lost almost 40 pounds and I have lost NONE! Of course, I do not watch my caloric intake.
Life with any type of Dementia is challenging and requires flexibility, determination, and a sense of humor!!