My husband was diagnosed with Dementia last week. I have known something was wrong for sometime. Doctor after Doctor just advised we "wait and see." Finally, I took him to yet another Doctor and got the news I suspected. My husband has always been a soft spoken man but now is becoming more and more critical of everything I do. He use to have a beer once in a blue moon but now is becoming a heavy drinker. He argues and yells if I question his drinking. He has to know where I am every moment of the day. If I am late from choir practice, he is awful to live with. He "implies" I am having an affair. He "insists" our son-in-law is stealing items from our garage. I can't tell you the number of keys we have had to replace because he forgot where he left them. His mood swings are like riding a roller coaster. One minute he is his old self and the next I am being accused of "scolding" him like a child. He tells our friends how "badly" I treat him, etc. I sorry for rambling ... I don't know where to start ... I think of our future and think ... what future? These are suppose to be our Golden Years? Why do I feel like I am in a cage with no air? I walk on eggs trying not to upset him. I am a strong Christian and believe the Lord only gives us what HE knows we can handle and right now HE must think I am a weight lifter. Thank you for listening ... I am the new kid on the block.
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