My husband with dementia and pre-diabetes is only 67. He started showing signs of dementia at 62.
Longevity genes have his family living until their 90's, even with Alzheimer's. That is why I am afraid of his getting diabetes and living with it for several years on top of dementia. It is a daily battle with a childlike person wanting sweet comfort foods. But I am also afraid that if he does develop diabetes, I will be the one to struggle with both diseases. I am trying to keep him active with some exercise, but he and his predecessors became very antisocial when they became sick. He doesn't want to go with me anymore to outside activities. I am trying to keep the food in the house healthy, but it is still a battle when we eat out, the only outside activity he wants to participate in. With my frail health now as well, grocery shopping, fixing meals, keeping up with the house, etc., I am just too tired now to battle much more.