We finally got a diagnosis a few weeks ago, after months and months of tests. My husband has dementia. I haven't been here at DS much. I have been really depressed trying to cope and finish up an online class. He is so different from the person I knew. I have to watch him because he forgets what he is doing. He has flooded the kitchen twice leaving the faucet running, gotten lost at our movie theatre, and his coordination is really bad.
i don't like to be touched much and he constantly has a hand touching me which is very triggering. I think it must be a security thing. I know he must be really scared. I can't sleep until he rolls over and stops touching my back. I have tried to explain my PTSD symptoms to him, but because his short term memory is gone, he dosent remember an hour or so later. I am really scared. My anxiety and depression are at an all time high. My husband does not have any family that is close by so his care is totally up to me. My Pdoc is really concerned and has increased my meds again. I feel very sedated right now. I could use some support and ideas on how to help my husband.
Even though we might not know each other outside of DS, I value, cherish, and am so grateful for you all! It's amazing how even if I might take a break from DS (which I'm not doing anymore) you guys are always there for each other! I don't know why it took me so long to realize how important this site is in my life. I sometimes feel like I need to solve my anxiety by myself and it ends up being...
am dealing with a lot of anxiety right now it has been none stop for me because of covid-19 and i have been lossing sleep for a couple of days