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    • CommentAuthorpaulc
    • CommentTimeJun 28th 2018
     
    Welcome Todd,

    Please also make sure that you have Durable Power of Attorney. The moment your wife is declared incompetent a regular POA is worthless.

    It takes time for us as caregivers to adjust and accept the situation. Being impatient, angry, tired are all normal. Your feelings are normal. I recommend therapy to help you adjust and accept your new situation.
    • CommentAuthorRona
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2018
     
    Welcome Todd this site has been a lifeline for me a place where you can let your feelings out and there is no judgement. A safe place to be full of caring individuals who are living or have lived through what you are going through so they get it.
    • CommentAuthorKay42
    • CommentTimeJul 8th 2018
     
    Good morning. Hello, I just found thealzheimerspouse site this morning trying to learn. After reading through the whole site this morning for 4 hours (and crying) for 4 hours I feel I am where I need to be for support and information I will need in the years to come. I don't know how involved I will be entering comments, but I will be eagerly reading and learning from you all. Grateful I found this site early. My husband's memory is beginning to fail him daily now--the progression is devestating. He is the love of my life--"the other 1/2 of my soul".... Thank you for starting this site so many years ago... and keeping it going so it would be here for me now. THANK YOU!
    • CommentAuthorNicky
    • CommentTimeJul 8th 2018
     
    Welcome Kay42. Glad you found this site. Lots of information & help here - good place for you to vent - we do not judge. When I joined last year, like you I read a lot of posts on this site & I also cried - I still cry sometimes. Folks here are always ready to listen & help.
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      CommentAuthorCharlotte
    • CommentTimeJul 8th 2018
     
    Welcome Kay42. When you are ready tell us more about you and your husband.

    don't be afraid even to make small comment - helps us know people are still here. We have many who introduce themselves then we never hear from the again. That is sad because they evidently were looking for support when they found us. If you click on my name my info is on my profile.
    • CommentAuthorbqd*
    • CommentTimeJul 8th 2018
     
    HI Kay42

    Welcome to the best website you will ever find for the particular concerns of the spousal caregiver. When my husband was still at home this was the one place I could go to learn, vent, tell my story without judgement and with lots of support.
    I earned my * this week when my husband lost the ultimate battle with dementia on Wednesday.
    I know I will keep coming here for support and to share my experience with others, such as yourself.
    When you feel comfortable to share a title but about yourself and your situation, please do. It will help us to better support you as you go through your journey.
    • CommentAuthorlindyloo*
    • CommentTime7 days ago
     
    Hi Kay42. Browse the message board as much as you like. You will find helpful information for all of the stages of dementia. I want to echo Bqd*. You will find a very supportive nonjudgmental group here who will truly "get it", and love you through this. I've found that I can truly share and vent here without fear of burning out friends. Look forward to getting to know you on your schedule. Best wishes on the journey no one wishes to have to travel.
    • CommentAuthorRona
    • CommentTime7 days ago
     
    Welcome Kay42
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    Just a quick note to say hello and make sure I'm able to post to the message board. My wife is only 57 now and was diagnosed with early onset AD about a year ago. She can no longer work or even drive anymore - still adjusting to her loss of independence. I'll probably lurk around and get a feel for the area before posting too much. Thanks for the site. I'm looking forward seeing what's here.
    • CommentAuthorNicky
    • CommentTime6 days ago
     
    Welcome houstonian - feel free to post here anytime. We all understand & we don't judge.
    • CommentAuthorRona
    • CommentTime6 days ago
     
    Welcome houstonian you will find all sorts of information here from people just like yourselve we all get it as we are all living it or have lived it. NO judgement here just support.
    • CommentAuthorbqd*
    • CommentTime6 days ago
     
    Welcome houstonian. Browse as much as you like, and when you are ready to post, we are there for you.