We are in our 60's and my husband has been diagnosed with Dementia. We are trying diet and supplements and the Neurologist has put him on Aricept. He is still working at a hardware retail store, he has started to have problems with people he works with. His temper is short and he gets very irritable with me. He will have days where he is almost fine. My nerves are not good. Everyone tells me to get into a support group but I still work full time and most are during the day. I struggle with anger at the situation and the lack of a partner. He is very attached to me and does not have a circle of friends, so I am it. Our children are out of state, so I feel very alone in this. Right now just wondering he should stop driving, stop working, how do I deal with the short temper he exhibits. And then the over the top apologies and affection. Thank you
My husband is still working. He is still driving. He had a fender bender yesterday and he did not want to tell me. I am not sure what to do about him driving. I am not with him all the time. I told him to only drive locally, that upset him. We have 2 boys and they are not with him often. I know they don't see what I do. And then, I second guess myself that I am too hard on him. Such a fine line...
Good evening.I have just discovered this website. What a joy to find a supportive place to get the help and support needed to make it through a very difficult and painful illness. My goal is to be a support to those of you who are in the throws of managing life and all its complexities when dementia has entered the picture uninvited. I am looking forward to getting to know you.