Thank you Hazel.
If anyone on this forum thinks I am in denial re the stage Dhiren is at, I honestly won`t be offended if they say.
I do understand how subjective we can be with those we love, when we try to see the best in them, and sometimes an outsider sees things fom a different perspective.
But I really don`t see him as a public danger or a danger to himself, yet.
I still believe his depression is the main contributor to his confusion and inappropriate behaviour. He is in despair and thinks his only escape is to get away from what he sees as the cause of his despair.
He is fighting for survival.
I will definitely see if I can get the GP`s support re getting a carer in, but I`m so afraid he`ll storm out, and I will make matters worse.
I am trying to think of myself, I have had contact with our local organizer of U3A, reccommended by Hazel, and am awaiting registration details.
I will go to meetings, leaving Dhiren alone, and keep in contact by Mobile, as I do when I go to the hairdresser, or for medical appointments.