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Caring for a Spouse

Welcome to this online support group for spousal caregivers! Please introduce yourself - Ask for advice - Share your experiences caring for your husband, wife or partner. Talk about ailments and treatments, caregiving and relationship challenges, daily life, your tips for others. Vent, laugh, and come back to this online support group as often as you need to feel less alone. Some featured conversations to help you get started...

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3 days ago
i do not know enough about this to speak of it. if it is alz. I did not have that. Hugs.
2 days ago
superstring said...
Just make sure he is surrounded by a lot of inanimate objects! That was a joke. Come over to the link to "caring for a spouse with ... more
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7 days ago
Great idea about having a sitter. You definitely need some "you" time. I'm not quite at that point yet, as my husband is (mostly) w... more
7 days ago
ctupton said...
This is a tough situation. I feel bad for you. I can a least leave my husband for a few hours. I always , of course need to be here overnight. You have to get away. tis just too taxing to be always on call. chris
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10 days ago
superstring said...
Why do you think he does not have dementia? He may very well be starting to have cognitive problems. Also he could be depressed, man... more
10 days ago
Krewe said...
I know he does not have dementia or cognitive problems since he just went through an extensive physical which included testing for de... more
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11 days ago
Tootiredtoo said...
Normal? nothing going forward will seem normal . The doctors don't or can't comment becasue each thing is individual and what can t... more
11 days ago
CA-Claire said...
You could ask your Dr. about whether your husband might hace Lewy Body dementia. I have a friend with that, and she frequently does ... more
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12 days ago
ernaburger said...
Tootiredtoo- welcome you are in the right place... I feel your pain, We are also getting to the last stage (not quite as far as yours... more
12 days ago
Tootiredtoo, Your name says it all, I also cared for soulmate until the end at home. I did not get out at the end at all, I was n... more
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12 days ago
Norma, you've come to the right place. Caring.com has been a lifeline for me. I'm with my husband, who also has Alzheimers, 24/7 an... more
12 days ago
Aligar said...
Norma, My husband is blind, has diabetes and Parkinsons. He lashes out at me verbally for the littlest things. It's a side effect o... more
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15 days ago
Karen, Stroke can be a real problem. I really believe it effects their thinking. My dad had one. How bad is the effects of the st... more
15 days ago
madmaggie said...
Karen, I feel for you....my guy at first did not understand why I needed a break either, but I did it any way! Sometimes we cannot g... more
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16 days ago
madmaggie said...
Dear anonymous, so very sorry to hear of your situation, and so very sorry for your hubby....raising self esteem, great question....w... more
16 days ago
I have a lot of feedback for you but unavailable to do it right now due to the hour of night here. We have just moved and what an ex... more
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16 days ago
Jean C. said...
Sending hugs and prayers so that you may remain strong during this terrible journey. God bless.
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16 days ago
thank you Jean. I know that God is in charge...but what the heck is what I'm usually thinking to myself....
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17 days ago
CaringDenise said...
Thank you for obtaining Caring Community team approval for posting this study from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psycholog... more
17 days ago
FindingMeaningg said...
Thank you! I am grateful that Caring.com granted me permission. I appreciate everyone's help this far!
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