Experience of my husband with Alzheimer's on a cruise?
A month ago I wrote to ask advice on how to handle my husband while on a cruise. Most of you said I should not take him. Since I had already paid for the cruise and we had his friends going with us I thought I could handle this. Well this is what happened. He did not act up (medicated him) and he was very excited and happy for two days (cruise was for 6 days). The remainder of time he was confused and kept saying he needed to go home and check on the house. He did not realize he was on a ship and kept asking me to take him home. At one point he thought I was his girlfriend and kept saying he wants to show me what a nice place he had.
Basically he was ok other than that but I now realize vacationing with him is no longer an option as I feel it is unfair to him since he gets so confused.
Our friends were wonderful in helping out but I need time for myself.
Not sure what to do in the future since getting respite care for him At home is expensive if I go away without him. I guess I will cross that bridge when I get there
Now that we are home he knows who I am and very happy.