• 7 months ago

    Distracted? I don't processor all words when husband speaks to me.

    I've had this issue with my husband for at least 15 yrs. At which time I did get my hearing checked & I was just fine. I think he mumbles, but I could be wrong. Anyway, he'll say something to me and I'll only register a few key words of his sentence. He gets very annoyed with me because he has to repeat himself, after I ask what. I then get nervous & don't want to ask the dreaded "what", so my brain instantly starts trying figure out or guess at what he might want, by the words I did get. Which is never successful. Sometimes, even when I'm trying to listen, after he's repeating himself, the words don't register & I just have to tell him that I don't know what he's saying. Other times he'll tell me things after I leave the room. I come back to ask "wha"t & he's mad. I don't understand why he does that. He's gotta know that if I have trouble following what he says when I'm right next to him, I'm not gonna hear what he says when I'm not in the room. This doesn't occur all the time. But 1 time is too many. I'd say maybe once every 2 or 3 days. Needless to say it's become a problem because he raises his voice & I see frustration & even disgust on his face, which then annoys me. It's not that I don't want to listen to him, I think my brain is just always going. Cooking, cleaning, bills, laundry, grown childrens' problems, baby sitting a 3 yr. old etc...... I'm scared that this could this be an early sign of alzheimers or something possibly worse?