Hi, the latest about this I could find here on AC is from 2012. So I was wondering if anyone knew of any sites besides this one for caregivers to go to vent and just get "I-know-what-you-mean;-me-too" type support? Thanks for any help.
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Who I'm going to start to have to be caring for is kind of odd. I think it's possible my husband *may* be getting Alz. I hope not; it may be just that he hates (but at the same time is in denial about) being old. So I'm dealing with a irritable, negative outlook from him about everything. Which is frustrating because we're living where he wants to live, not where I do; he gets to play golf as often as he wants; if he doesn't feel like following pandemic rules or guidelines, he doesn't. So I don't understand why he's so grumpy & argumentative other than the hating being old thing (or hopefully not Alz.). He has complete physicals frequently and is on an anti-depressant (after trying several) which has helped but still...
So if not Alz, looks like it may just be that old saying, "Hell hath no fury like an alpha male when he gets old." (And I guess none of us like being old.)
But whatever the cause, I need to learn to do as Alz caregivers do & ignore the grumpiness and argumentativeness and just agree with everything. But oh, I'm finding it so hard to be patient. How Alz caregivers do it, I have no idea.