My DH, age 69 has been diagnosed with this horrible disease about
9 months ago. I can see him changing every day.I am trying to take care of him and myself. I have Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Soft Tissue Rheumatism, Chronic Fatigue , depression , among other things. He has been so defensive lately. I can't seem to do anything to please him. I am 59 but physically I am in a lot worse shape then he is. I had to get my Doctor to give me nerve pills to help me to deal with the same questions over and over and the paranoia . He just sits and watches tv all day long and drinks coffee. He doesn't want to do anything or go anywhere. I take him to his Doctor and Dentist appointments because he was getting lost and having a hard time ever finding his way home. Between his appointments and mine we are pretty busy. Today has been a bad day. I took him to the Doctor and he asked my DH how his memory was and DH said oh it is getting a lot better I'm doing good. Which of course is not accurate so I had to tell the doctor that he is getting worse. They increased his Namenda.He tells me he is so scared and I try to comfort him but I am scared to death. When his mind is made up to do something there is no changing it. I want to take care of him, because his Mother is in the nursing home with alzheimers. She is 88. But I don't know what is in store for us. We are Christians and so far, he has continued to go to services with me. I pray to God to help him. His Mother is so pitiful. I try to visit her once a week. She doesn't know who I am and it is so sad.
I am probably not making sense so I will close. Carolyn