can't get used to Alzheimers
Barbara originally posted: Hi everyone, my name is Barbara and I care for my husband who has Alzheimers. I have struggled to accept this and still struggle. I hate the fact that he has this horrible disease and cannot get used to it. I put my husband first in everything I do but he scarcely knows I am his wife. We have a campervan and try to get away to his favourite site as much as he can, he can still drive but not so well now, and the site we go to calms him down as he occasionally gets violent and I can't stand that. I would welcome any help or information and hope to make new friends through this forum, also if I can help anyone with anything I will gladly do so.
The Alzheimer's society has some really good resources about how to cope living with someone with dementia..you can find them here: https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-support/help-dementia-care/understanding-and-supporting-person-dementia-coping-dementia. Copy and paste this link into google.
They also have a national helpline..0300 222 1122
Are you in contact with your local Alzheimer's society? They are likley to run memory cafes or singing for the brain which you and your husband can attend together.
I am going to start a thread about Alzheimer's and Dementia for people to post which may also offer help and support.