Caregiving a spouse rather than a parent.
I am caregiver to my cognitively impaired husband. I am experiencing loss of intimacy, companionship, common plans and dreams and someone to help make decisions. I hide my feelings from him to keep from upsetting and agitating him. We are getting help from agencies in our area including a support group for me and day care for him. They are wonderful and helpful, but there is still a strong feeling of loneliness in this role. We have no family in the area who can help. I would like to see more of the articles written by the consultants address spouse caregiving a mentally declining partner. Thank you.