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I’m A Caregiver For My Husband. Some Days I Feel I’m Getting Alzheimer’s (can’t Remember). Is This Normal?

I’m A Caregiver For My Husband. Some Days I Feel I’m Getting Alzheimer’s (can’t Remember). Is This Normal?

posted about 1 month ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Yep. I take care of my wife and feel kind of scatter-brained sometimes trying to take care of her, taker care of the apartment, laundry, meals, dishwashing, etc. I try to take her ou every day, even if it’s just to the grocery store, and plan a short trip to the mall, to a restaurant, sometimes to the beach. It gives us both a break and is welcome relaxation. Hang in there!

posted about 1 month ago
A myALZteam Member said:

K, I have followed your posts over several years. You have shown that you are a bright woman, thoroughly engaged in helping your husband. Don’t sweat a minor memory loss. We all have that problem as we age.

posted about 1 month ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Yes, I felt I did not have a moment to myself during the day, and when he fell asleep I was too tired to do much. One thing that helps is to read a book when you're able to take a break, during this nap time for instance. I had an aide here twice a week for four hours and I was able to go out to appointments for myself, and to do food buying but not relaxing much, except, as I said for sitting down to read the news, or a book when I could. a Bath is also a good, relaxing thing to do if you can leave him alone while he sleeps! Music is also good. I watch music videos when I can. You can choose exactly what you want to listen to and music is always good for your health. Going outside for a few minutes also helps!
Do what you feel like for a few minutes! It's important to your sense of well being!

posted about 1 month ago
A myALZteam Member said:

I think we spend so much time concerned for another person that it’s natural to forget things I have had the same thing happened and I try to make sure the next day I do my best to have some “me” time. It normally helps.

posted about 1 month ago
A myALZteam Member said:

It sounds like the cumulative effects of stress but if you’re concerned get yourself checked out as well. It may help to decrease your anxiety. Take care.

posted about 1 month ago
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