I have not been on the site for a while but I need a hug. My husband was diagnosed 3 years ago with Alz. He has become very attached me to and I have no time for myself. He goes to daycare three times a week (I have to take him or he will not go). I pick him up on my lunch time (I work full time) take him home, give him a snack and go back to work (he is OK by himself for a while). He breaks my heart every time he asks if I have to go back to work and not stay home with him. He is with me all weekend doing errands and shopping. The only time I have for myself is when I get my hair done. Other than that he is with me all the time. I have a home health aid twice a week to keep him company and do light housekeeping but I want time to myself to go out with my friends for dinner or a movie but cannot leave him home alone too long because he gets scared and wants to be with me. I constantly tell him I love him for reassurance. We have a friend in the neighborhood that looks in on him once and a while but I do not want to be a burdon and people have their own lives. No family close by so it is just me and him.
He has stopped asking about me giving him his car back but every now and then he asks so I just ignore him the best way I can. I need to buy a new car but do not know how to handle it without him getting upset about me not getting him a car. I have explained that it is not safe for him to drive anymore. The doctor has spoken to him. i had his license revoked but he still feels he should have a car. Just need a hug and some suggestions.