My husband has dementia and it is getting progressively worse.I am so depressed and don't know where to turn.

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Some days are not so bad. I cannot afford to put him in a nursing home as our funds would soon be depleted and he would have to go on Medicaid and I would not have any money to live one. I guess the answer is just to live with this each day as it comes. netatom15

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Please call social services. Or maybe even check with your husbands physician. There has to be a solution, and I'm sure they will guide you to the best place for your husband. Lots of people can't afford a nursing home, but that shouldn't prevent them from getting care. Hugs and prayers
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netatom15, so sorry you are going through this. Please note that if one spouse needs to be placed on Medicaid and placed into a nursing home, the other spouse will not be left with hardly anything to live on... Medicaid does take that into consideration.

As cdnreader had mentioned above, talk to a Social Worker who can explain how Medicaid works.
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Dear Netatom,

I'm so sorry to hear how you are feeling. I know you are going through a lot. Please try to access some community resources. Try talking to a social worker and see what is available in terms of helping yourself and your husband. You are not alone. There is help. Try talking to a counselor or joining a support group. There is a lot of good information at this website as well.
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