We are in the process of moving. It’s no cake walk. Not only do we have the normal stress of moving, but my still-hot-hubby has TBI and PTSD. Add that to the moving picture and it’s almost enough to make one nuts.
Part of my husbands TBI includes cognitive impairment that effects his organization skills and short term memory. The first night in our new house, he was overwhelmed with trying to find which part of the kitchen the dishes were in… or where the silverware drawer was. After 2-3 minutes of him opening and shutting cupboards over and over, I decided to label the cupboards to make it a little easier on him. It did make it easier on him, but I could also see on his face the confusion and hurt as he realized he was confused.
Not only is it hard to watch someone with TBI suffer from confusion – but it’s scary. Rumor has it that those with TBI may develop Alzheimers disease. It sort of turns my stomach thinking that my husband who is under 50 could have early signs of Alzheimer’s.
Here’s a question I’d like to know the answer to. Does anyone know if Alzheimers disease medication can help with those suffering from TBI? Have any tests been done? I really don’t know. My still-hot-hubby goes to the doctor this coming week, I’m going to ask his doctor. I will let you know if I find anything out. Please share any information you have on TBI and Alzheimers in the comment section below.