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Check with your Area Agency on Aging and see what programs your wife may qualify for. Medicare provides some in home services (like bathing assistance) with a doctor's prescription. Medicaid provides additional in home services including a few hours of respite care each week. Some states offer adult day care at reasonable rates or free depending on income. Adult day care will give you someplace safe to leave your wife while you shop for groceries or attend to your own doctor's appointments or maybe even catch up on your sleep.

Please understand that eventually dementia patients need 24/7 supervision to remain safe which is almost impossible for any one person to provide at home. Prepare yourself to eventually place your wife in a long term care facility and turn over hands on care giving to others. Even after placement, you can still visit your wife during the day and provide her with companionship and support.
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