08-07-2012, 09:39 PM
Join Date: Aug 2012
| | Re: Anyone else have a spouse with Alzheimer's?
Yes, and it is a frustrating disease. Suggest that you get Alzheimer's Disease specialist doctor/geriantrician for spouse, and try out a support group to help you with this. The Alzheimer's Organization is a good place to start, and there are many groups that deal with caregiver problems. There may also be legal problems with relatives and thus you will need advise and protection there. (My stepdaughter attempted to take my wife away from me and put her in an assisted living facility 1500 miles away. She had no salary and my wife had money. Legal action gave me guardianship of the person, and wife's son has guardianship of the assets.)
I gained much knowledge from Leeza's Place, now Center for Family Caregivers.
My wife's problems surfaced as cognitive thinking deficiencies before memory issues were obvious. While her incapacity hearing was pending, apparently a relative told her that she wasn't married to me (only 13 years) and that she shouldn't have sex with me, a reversal in two days from a long, loving, intimate relationship.