In the late '90's, I was a caregiver for my mother and my husband. They both had Alzheimer's disease at the same time. (My husband was 18 years older than me.) I had to place my mother in a nursing home, as I couldn't care for both in my home.
I know the signs and devastation of the disease, and now that I am 77 years old, I question some of my decisions and a lot of my forgetfulness. I sometimes feel as if I need a "keeper"-- but wonder if this feeling is simply a result of being so close to this problem for so long. Do other older people worry about "losing it" also?