I am 52, and left my job in April to say home and care for my husband
He has 3 adult children. I have no children of my own
I'm a devoted and loving wife & partner.
My goals have been to keep M happy, safe and give him as much joy as possible.
Now, I'm struggling.... more than I ever have.
I've lost my joy. Any joy.
I am i his only caretaker, with him 24/7. I am able to leave him for an hour or so, but not much longer.
When I do leave, I worry constantly anyway.
Taking him places is getting… read more
The nurses at the hospital said not to use diapers because they hold the heat and moisture next to the skin and you can’t tell if they went to the bathroom with one on.
What do my experienced fellow warriors say? Tonight Ernie took his gown off, pulled the pad out from under himself and used his gown to pee on.
When she was first diagnosed with Alzheimer's she was already getting lost. The doctor did say that she should not be driving anymore and restricted her. She made my life hell and cried how she couldn't even go to the cemetery anymore to visit my dad's grave. I spoke with the doctor and he allowed her to drive there and in town. Fast forward four years.....She hasn't gotten lost lately (she really hasn't been driving too much lately, I have a tracker on her phone so I know when she leaves and I… read more
I am at a loss. Ernie has been having meltdowns whenever I have to leave him at the hospital to go home. Now he is having meltdowns when I come back. Has anyone else had to deal with this type of situation with your loved one and if so, please share what you did. The nurses have a hard time with him when I’m not there because he keeps getting out of bed to go look for me and setting off the alarm.
A dear friend of mine told me I am not the first nor the last to go through this disease and I would survive. While that is true, it is not helping get thru the grief. I am basically by myself and just terribly sad.
Husband has night terrors six out of seven nights every week. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s April 1 but night terrors have been going on a few years before but just getting more frequent and worse. He sees people or things during an episode.
My husband has always loved to sleep, but I find that now he can easily sleep in excess of 12-14 hours a night. I work and don’t wake him up because (a) we have not yet had problems with him sleeping through the night and (b) since I’m not there, I figure if he’s sleeping, he’s safe.
Does anybody else find their loved one sleeps so many hours with no problem?
My mom tells me, while I'm at work, my Pops gets very mean and verbal with her and that he has threatened to hurt himself. When I'm home I don't see any signs nor have I witnessed anything more than him raising his voice at her and that's usually when she's not paying attention to him. (She is constantly on her tablet). She's also told me that he acted like he was going to hit her. I can't ask him if he's doing these things she's telling me, and I can't tell her she's lying (which she's been… read more