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By Milly7821 On 2017.03.24 16:02
Has anyone else experienced their DH walking into a room, turning around and just stopping in one spot. It appears like he entered the room and forgot what he is doing. He just stands there, not moving & staring. I ask him what he is doing & he doesn't seem to have an answers. Is this the symptom of "freezing"?

By LOHENGR1N On 2017.03.24 16:16
Milly, sounds like freezing to me. However we're not doctors so for it to become "official" you'd have to describe it to his doctor and have the Doc. confirm it.

By pinki53 On 2017.04.24 10:41
Freezing for my DH is like his shoes have been glued to the floor. He may be walking when it happens or it might happen immediately when he stands up. It is especially bad when he is walking and tries to make a turn. 180 degree turn is almost impossible.
He knows what is wrong. He doesn't stare or seem confused. I can see that he is trying to make his feet most but they just won't.
There are times tho that after he has been frozen for several minutes (and it can last 10 minutes or more!) it seems like he zones out. I tell him to wake up :)
Freezing happens more to him inside and in crowded places (trying to walk between 2 cars in a parking lot, etc).

By lurkingforacure On 2017.04.24 18:11
We have had this for a long time. My husband will stand there so long he will begin weaving back and forth and ultimately fall. I now tell him to not stand in the same place-if he is not sitting down, he needs to be moving from one place to another-no standing. Since I started telling him this and reminding him when I see him standing still in place, he has not fallen. I hate to nag, but I hate home falling more.

By Trusting On 2017.05.01 23:22
My husband does this all the time. Usually he stands in a doorway or a place where I can't get past him without moving him. I usually ask if he needs anything but he usually says no or doesn't remember why he came into the room. I don't know if this is the same as freezing or not.

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