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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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7 minutes ago
Suzannesh said...
I think we all have faced having the strength to get through all of this. What I learned was just look at today, not 2 years down th... more
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about 18 hours ago
Suzannesh said...
slony2955 I guess you have to stop and remember before you get angry that your husband may look the same to you, but the engine (brai... more
about 14 hours ago
superstring said...
Dear Slony2956: 1. Read "The 36 hour day" (book) 2. Get in touch with Alzheimer's association 3. Find an in person dementia caregiver... more
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1 day ago
Suzannesh said...
Jonak welcome to this site. We are all here to help and support you. It is a good place to get information, ask questions an the pro... more
about 22 hours ago
Jonak said...
Thank You Suzanne for your reply. Nancy bathes herself and dresses fine, I am her memory for everything, Medicines Appointments etc. ... more
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1 day ago
ctupton said...
No not just for Alzheimer's. For any condition. chris
1 day ago
dzsweet said...
thank you!!!
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1 day ago
RosaR said...
Hello Pnette, Welcome to this online support group. This is a great group to receive encouragement, vent and share experiences. Please share your caregiving experiences and I believe others may join in the conversation as well. -Rosa
1 day ago
Pnette said...
My husband has been showing signs of alz before being diagnosed. I am his whole support and he sticks to me like glue. I wonder if ... more
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4 days ago
karencargiver said...
Nana...Hopefully your husband has started on an Alzheimer drug to slow the progression. Everyone is different. Some people go through... more
4 days ago
Karencargiver, my husband is taking Aricept and Namenda. The medicine does seem like it is helping. My prayer is that it will help for a long time. How long has your mom been suffering with this horrid disease?
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5 days ago
Suzannesh said...
I think that they need to go revist the police again, I am sure that if they did this and didn't give-up so easy that they might get ... more
5 days ago
Twandak said...
The Social worker stopped the doctor from ordering a toxicology test because the hospital stance is - the treat illness, not investig... more
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5 days ago
Suzannesh said...
I think what you asked is a very normal question. And you have every right to be tired. Caregiver's life just isn't what it used to... more
5 days ago
lovepatiencejoy said...
Please don't feel bad about your feeling emotions of having that closeness with your husband nor about trying. I too would like to ha... more
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8 days ago
Suzannesh said...
RockyRoad. I am so sorry you are having to deal with all this. I would suggest that you apply for Social Security Disability and tha... more
7 days ago
Stumper said...
Hafa Adai RockyRoad, Suzannesh has some real solid advice. Start looking into Social Security Disability. I did not do that my my ... more
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10 days ago
Suzannesh said...
Kandi22 have you seeked any help for your social phobia? I do understand that people do really well after seeking some help for this... more
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