Caring For a Blind Spouse or loved one
This group is to give caregivers of blind loved ones a means to share their fears, while receiving tips from other users on ways to cope with caring for the blind while taking care of themselves.
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21 days ago
My husband has been blind for about 15 years now. He is a very healthy 73 year old so full of life. He is smart and an avid reader (he has a reader that scans and reads to him). Our problem is although people are friendly enough they avoid us. Otherwise. We are never included in social outings or invited to anything. I am so frustrated and not sure what to do?
4 months ago
OK I'm not sure what to do my boyfriend is so demanding of me all the time and doesn't ask anymore. He yells at me and says he'll throw the food at me of not cooked properly. I'm just fed up and yelling back at him. I haven't loved him for awhile I just kept him around for the kids. Now its because he's been blind for 6-9 no and I feel bad but I can't take this anymore. I'm beyond fed up and want to know what can I do to get home out of my house. He can't live on his own he can't do anything but go to the bathroom by himself.
An anonymous caregiver said...
7 months ago
I have been a caregiver for my husband since he lost his vision in 2006. While, we have a great relationship, sometimes I find myself getting frustrated over little things he needs me to assist him with. I think I am experiencing caregiver burn out, but I do not want to express this to my husband because I do not want him to feel like he is the source of my stress. Any suggestions from other caregivers of a blind loved one?