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    • CommentAuthorLorrmen
    • CommentTimeMar 8th 2019
     
    Hi I am new to this group & have been feeling depressed lately because my husband is getting more difficult to care for. He was diagnosed about 7 years ago.
    • CommentAuthormaryd
    • CommentTimeMar 8th 2019
     
    My best friend,my husband of 57 years passed away quietly in his sleep on 2-24-2019. I had been active on th site, but not recently. He spent the last six years in memory care. I went daily to supervise, complain,rant or rave for his care.He was on hospice for two years and needed total care eventually. It willl take a long time to recover, if ever.My heart goes out to all of you. Take care of yourselves!
    • CommentAuthorWolf
    • CommentTimeMar 8th 2019
     
    Lorrmen, Welcome to the board. It's not that active but everyone provides real support. Welcome.
    • CommentAuthorWolf
    • CommentTimeMar 8th 2019
     
    maryd,

    I'm sorry about the passing of your husband. I see you joined the same year I did in 2008. Take care of yourself as well.
    • CommentAuthorlindyloo*
    • CommentTimeMar 8th 2019
     
    Welcome Lormen. This is a very supportive group, so feel free to tell us a bit about yourself and about what is going on in your life. You will find that everyone here "gets it". And there is no judgment. There is a wealth of information to be found in the different topics - some of it from years ago. I joined up about three years ago and it was a lifesaver to me. My partner is now deceased, but the journey through dementia was the most difficult thing we had ever done, and we had both raised our sons as single parents!

    My suggestion to you with this websiet is to explore it, vent as you need to, share problems. You will get lots of advice, some you can and will use, some advice you will find does not apply to your situation. You will also get support. We call it "the life line".

    My one piece of advice to you as you join is to be persistent. You will get to know the different people who have joined. In the not too distant future we will become "virtual friends", people who you have never met, but who will become family in some amazing way.
    • CommentAuthorlindyloo*
    • CommentTimeMar 8th 2019
     
    maryd, my thoughts an prayers go out to you.
    • CommentAuthorNicky
    • CommentTimeMar 8th 2019
     
    Lorrmen, welcome - Lindyloo has given you good advice. We all know how difficult caregiving can be & I hope you will find support & understanding on this site.
    • CommentAuthorNicky
    • CommentTimeMar 8th 2019
     
    Maryd, - I'm so sorry for your loss.
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    Lorrmen ....
    This site saved my life ten years ago. It was here that I learned to share my problems and receive
    the help and kindness I needed. Tell us more about your situation.
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      CommentAuthorCharlotte
    • CommentTimeMar 8th 2019
     
    Welcome Lorrmen to the place no one wants to be. My husband was diagnosed 3/8/2008 so today is sort of an weird anniversary. I placed him for the second time Feb 6th.

    Yes, it is depressing and wears one out physically but also mentally and emotionally. Vent and share all you want - we are here.
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    Welcome, Lorrmen. And ditto to what everybody else has said.
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    Mary, so sorry for your loss. Many of us have been through it and can be helpful to you, I think, on the long journey through the mists and shadows of bereavement and into a happier place later.