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If he has dementia, the same cue may not work the next time you use it.
Cognitive loss isn’t something you can snap out of. Using cues like pictures and vocabulary cards and familiar photos can still be good ways for you and your husband to interact though.
He will be reminded constantly of what you look like and that you are his wife and what your name is, so that he can recognize you when he sees you. If later on he forgets that you are his wife, he might still know that you are someone he knows and that you know him.
Gosh! It is sad when your husband forgets who you are.