Have any of you considered the possible benefit of giving another caregiver short respite periods in exchange for a short respite period for yourself? I would like to start this train rolling. I am in Stafford, VA, my 62 year old husband has dementia. I hope to hear from others in my local area and also hope the rest of you will post your location in hopes of hearing from someone that is in your local area. If nothing else comes from this, perhaps we would meet others in our area in the same situation. Wouldn't it be nice to talk to someone in person who actually knows what we're going through.