My husband has not been officially diagnosed with dementia yet. He has been having other tests to rule out some things but nothing so far. After dealing with my mother who had Alzheimer's, I'm pretty sure we are headed in that direction. I have plans to go to Disney World with my son and his family and my best friend (hubby was never a Disney fan) and I still want to go so badly. But I want to find someone that will look in on my husband for a few hours a day. Where is the best place to find someone… read more
Why my parents were both struggling my father agreed (because he was the caregiver for my mom with Alzhiemers) to have a helper come into their home to do dishes & laundry & even prepare food for him. He fought it at first but very soon realized he really appreciated the help. Having a friend from church (who was a retired caregiver) gave us an extra set of eyes on them. Since I was on their accounts already I was able to write the checks which took the sting out of it for my father.
I stopped by a local Hospice office. They had a list of sitters in the area.
Visiting Angels is great if you have them in your city.