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Hello, my name is William and I am currently 63 years old and a carer for my wife who has been diagnosed and is suffering with Lewy Body disease.
She has been unwell since 2010 and only recently diagnosed as of December 2013.
I have read a lot on this website their forums and blogs regarding Alzheimer's dementia but not so much about the form Lewy Body.
My daughter has been so kind enough to help me write this first blog [say's hi!] as I am
We have accepted that even if we could afford it, at the present time, a holiday is just about impossible. Mil has yet to be persuaded to even try an overnight respite, and taking her with us is just not feasible. She would be disorientated, confused, miserable - and to be brutally honest, the hard work involved would make it nothing like a break for either myself or hubs.
But - Schools out for Summer, for once we have fabulous weather and a good compromise seemed to be (to us)
How do I get my mum to the doctors when she doesn't believe there is anything wrong!! at our wits end
The other day when my hubby was having a good day, where he can look for the good in his life he turned round and said to me "I don't mind losing my memories over night as it means I can fall in live with you all over again". I feel blessed to have him in my life.
This morning he woke up all teary as he couldn't remember anything that had happened over the last 8 months plus. Got upset that he couldn't remeber birthdays and our anniversary. But has picked himself up and
Last week, Mom was actually cheerful for the first time in....years? Laughed at my jokes, seemed genuinely glad to see me. She was lucid.
Today she called at what would be her lunch time and was very out of it, wondering if I had died. When we visited, she said she had missed lunch (they took too long to serve her?) and possibly breakfast, too. She said she lost or broke her watch (same as with her glasses a few weeks ago.) She is moving so slowly, it took us 15 minutes to get down