My husband has later stage Alzheimer's and has been on hospice for a month. I'm caring for him at home and he's almost completely bed-bound now. Hospice ordered a hospital bed, which he's been in for a day now. Wow - changing him in bed is a lot more difficult than I had imagined. He is a big buy - around 200 lbs. - although he's lost 25-30 lbs. in the last 60 days due to eating so much less. I had to have two friends from Church come over yesterday a couple of times to help me change him. I'm learning the 'draw sheet' technique, which makes it easier - but it's still incredibly hard. For the last 5 days, he's not been sleeping at night, so I haven't been sleeping at night, which is really hard on me. Now that he's in his own bed, he can fidgit, move, wiggle, have foot tremors, etc., etc. all night, and I should be able to sleep. Night before last, I had my first decent night's sleep in a week. Last night was a little more difficult because he made audible noises throughout the night, but he eventually went to sleep around 3:00 am, so I slept in a little this morning. Except for changing him, he's really not too much trouble. He's eating and drinking OK now - not much, but some. The hospice aide is bathing him twice a week in bed and I have another CNA that I've hired to come in and care for him on Mondays and Wednesdays when I have to go into the office since I'm still working full-time (I work from home the other three days during the week). I do have help with the hospice aide 3x/wk for an hour - and the CNA I've hired 2 full days/wk. Our four children are supportive, but live out of state and can only come for visits occasionally. I don't know how much longer he has, but because he has no co-morbidity and is physically in pretty good shape (except frailness), he could last a while. He doesn't recognize any family members and I don't think he knows I'm his wife, but I think he still knows I'm someone special because I'm always around him and taking care of him. It's all pretty overwhelming, but I'm hanging in there. Am I in over my head to care for him at home by myself? My strong desire is to keep him at home as long as humanly possible, but have others done this alone without sacrificing their health?