Great you brought this subject up Hopefulasever!
Not quite sure how to follow a thread as I don't use this site in the hope that it is irrelevant. Sadly it is not and your message rangs bells with me. My husband has Parkinsons/Lewy Body disease ...dementia and I'm finding it very hard to cope at the moment. I am 57 and my husband was 61 at diagnosis. Like you, I do not receive cards or gifts unless I buy them myself. It is all so sad. I have lost my husband but he is still alive and walking