Jim and I have been married 41 years. Three and a half years ago, he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. I have been the sole caregiver.
It has been bearable. His knees hurt so he doesn't tend to wander. He needs help dressing, grooming and he sticks close to me like I am his security blanket. He is content to watch tv most of the day. The incontinence has just started.
I have always told myself I would keep him home until it was unsafe or he no longer recognized me. I don't want him to feel abandoned at a memory care facility.
For those of you with spouse's with Alzheimer's, when did you know it was time for the memory care facility?