Anyone watch tonight's [April 22, 2018] "60 Minutes"? They had a segment regarding Dementia.
Each year for the past dozen or so years 60 Minutes would do a yearly interview with this couple, the wife had Dementia/Alzheimer's, she was first diagnosed in her early 70's. The interview also was about how the husband was coping as now the roles were reversed. Sweet guy, he was ok with doing the cooking, laundry, and other chores. He said his wife did all those chores for many years for him so now it was his turn.
In one interview he said he would never put his wife in a nursing home. Of course, at the time of the interview she was smiling, talking, walking, etc. As the years went on, the show had other interviews. In the final interview, the wife was just a shell of her self, strapped into a wheelchair all hunched over, couldn't talk, no eye contact, etc. Husband said she was in a vegetable state. He couldn't do anything more for her, and you could tell he was falling apart himself, so he had to place his wife in a nursing home. I was glad 60 Minutes had this on, as to those who aren't familiar with memory loss, this would be an eye opener.