I am the wife with dementia/Alzheimer's and my husband takes care of me.
We both have disabilities, and that is what started all of this. We & our dog together. I don't have too many problems now, but it's getting worse. I fell a couple of years ago on the ice, hurt my back, went to the hospital, then a nursing home for about a month. Nothing was the same after that. I can't figure out things very well anymore, like which way the lock and key go together in the back door. I am able to go shopping to Wal-Mart, but sometimes get the wrong thing or too much/less. I didn't accept this in the beginning. I was very upset, I saw exactly how AZ was because mil had it, and I had paid her some visits. I prayed & prayed, Lord please don't let me have AZ. I don't want to forget, I don't want to be like mil. Well so far I have been dx'ed with forgetfulness. I am grateful for this and pray it doesn't get any worse. I am riding on a cloud, I know, but I think I will be able to accept it now. I have some memory problems, but I usually remember after awhile. I am very clumsy. I spend a lot of time on the computer, and can still balance the checkbook. We have help for the wash & cleaning. I am 75, and my husband is 80, and we get along quite well. He doesn't usually get upset with me because I can't help what happens.
I also have Scleroderma, Copd, rds, Ra, rsd, and many other ailments.
I can't type anymore now because my hands and arms wear out.