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    • CommentAuthorcassie*
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st 2017
     
    Welcome Gary, you seem to have figured out a great deal already, well done. Living in their reality is a hard learnt lesson but the only way to go otherwise you will end up completely doolally yourself.
    FTD changes their personality so very much and it is heartbreaking all the way.Keep reaching out for whatever support you can find, here or elsewhere. Not just for your wife but for you as well.
    That sounds rather negative, sorry. But you seem fully aware of the problems so it is nothing new to you.
    I will just add that there still will be some happy moments so grab them whenever you can.
    • CommentAuthorGJS4406
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th 2017
     
    Hello cassie and everyone else,

    Yes there are a lot of happy moments that we have. That is because I am living in her reality. I did not think I would have to do it after retirement, but such is life. The one thing I have found reading this board/forum, it is more women saying there husband, not the other way around. I did chat to one man, paulc, and his wife has it. Not to be socially incorrect, but is it perhaps doctors listen more to women as opposed to men? I don't know. I would be interested in your comments.

    Thanks
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      CommentAuthorCharlotte
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th 2017
     
    I think we have concluded that more women go looking for help via the internet and groups than men.
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    Hello everyone,
    My DH was diagnosed in August 2014. We were high school sweethearts and are now both 55. He seems to be declining fast. He asked me what a shoe was the other day; he didn't know what they were called. I am still working and feel incredibly guilty for wanting time to myself since I have to do everything. He goes to all day daycare and loves it which gives me a lot of piece of mind. Thanks for having this forum. It helps.
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      CommentAuthorCharlotte
    • CommentTimeMar 20th 2017
     
    Welcome. Sorry you have to join us but this is a great place for you to be when you do.
    • CommentAuthorjulied
    • CommentTimeMar 20th 2017
     
    Hello Hestooyoung. I just joined recently too. My husband was diagnosed with EOAD a few months ago. Is it my imagination, or does it seem as though early onset Alzheimer's which is supposedly rare, is more common than people realize? And ah yes,
    guilt. I have a lot of that because I'm already wishing this was over.
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      CommentAuthorCharlotte
    • CommentTimeMar 20th 2017
     
    Whether more are getting it or they are now diagnosing it correctly instead of some mental health issue. The same is happening for the older people too thanks to living longer. I still believe the increase is due to the stuff in our food, water and air supple destroying those more susceptible.
    • CommentAuthormyrtle
    • CommentTime7 days ago
     
    Welcome, Hestooyoung. A good name because he is too young. Much too young. I'm glad you've got him in daycare. It sure saved my life.

    I'm not sure that EOAD is actually increasing but I do think that more people whose spouses have it are joining this website. I hope you will be able to get some comfort from their experiences and that they will get some from yours.