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Old 07-25-2011, 06:42 AM   #8
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: United States
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dancyn HB User
Re: Alzheimers spouse

So many thanks, Ken, for your message, I need all the help I can get! And congratulations on your senior status! Today is one of those days that I don't know how I can do this, losing a spouse in terms of companionship and conversation and the loss of shared memories makes me sad and then angry. I am a nurse and my husband thinks I ought to be doing a better job, he is a clergyman and I think, while I know better, that he ought to be more understanding. Our children see him only in snapshots and don't really know how bad it is getting. As finances will be an issue, I keep putting off outside care thinking it will be a more acute need later on. And I think the journey will be very long, as he is healthy in all other ways, in spite of an approaching 80th birthday. thank you for listening, and for caring.