Posted by Denise
on November 02, 2000 at 02:37:02:
In Reply to: difficult relationship even before AD posted by arlene on October 26, 2000 at 20:37:09:
I think it sounds good that your mother is not in your father's care.
My father is over 80 and has never been abusive, but for many years he has been caring for my mother who has dementia and his nerves are ON EDGE. She gets moody if she doesn't get enough sleep or if she stays up too late and yells at him and he yells right back and it's not good for either one of them.
He does not drink alcohol, and I actually make him drink a glass of wine a day to calm his nerves and it helps (not that I recommend that to anyone with an alcohol problem).