Hi. I am new to this forum so please excuse me if I am not doing what is correct.
My friend is 50 and was diagnosed with alzheimers about 3 years ago. She seems to have deteriorated quite rapidly. Her speech is very poor, memeory poor and she gets confused easily. Her husband has a job which means he is out of the house for very long hours. At the moment, he leaves her lists of things to do and then rings her very regularly throughout the day to remind her what to do or to tell her what to do next. She is capable of going to the bank, running erronds for him etc. However, I feel, for both of their sakes, if she had a sort of 'companion' with her in the day this would be better. She spends so many hours with no stimualtion and I feel if she had someone with her, who would say 'right, lets go to the supermarket now. What shall we cook for dinner etc'. She could have constant language stimulation and could be guided through a 'normal' - ish day/routine. They could do a suduki every day, read a newspaper and talk about it , do a jigsaw as well as the normal daily chores. Her husband could then get on with his job (which he needs for his own sanity, I think. And for the money) and he wouldn't be so stressed and there would be food in the house etc.
Is it realistic to think that someone like this might be around? How could I help my friend find this 'companion'. I live about an hour and a half away from them so can't be too much help. Can anyone help?