My father in law was diagnosed about
6 years ago. He is only in his 60s. He still lives in his home with his wife. But things are getting more difficult. He stopped driving 5 yrs ago. He has lost interest in most of the things he used to do. His biggest issue over the last few years is finding his words and following conversations... Even when its one on one and simple. He putters around the house mumbling to himself. Often looking lost and confused. He used to be very organized and particular about
his belongings and now is seemingly more careless and doesn't keep his stuff 'just so' as he always did before. He's often grumpy. He has poor vision and can hardly work the microwave anymore. His wife has to get his clothes out for him and direct him to shower etc... Though he does clean himself and do his personal hygiene on his own. But certainly requires direction throughout the day. Can only be left on his own for a couple hours. We are concerned about
when the right time is for him to go into care or bring a worker into the home. My husband seems to think that he will be in care by the end of the year but his mom seems to think its still a couple years. I'm kind of in the middle.... I can see it starting to become tiresome on my mother in law. She also takes care of our daughter and nephew twice a week so its almost like having three kids. We want them to think about
the future sooner than later and help them figure out a plan. I'm curious to know how this will all play out.... Any thoughts on how rapidly he could decline? He has clearly taken some backward steps in the last year. It's very sad and I know more challenging times are ahead... Though unsure what to expect. My husband feels like he's already mourned his loss.
Post Edited (haileysmama) : 3/20/2015 4:28:15 PM (GMT-6)