I'm very sorry that your wife has been diagnosed at such an early age with FTD.
You are absolutely right to live life to the full for as long as your wife is able to!
No one can predict how long your wife will live or how her illness will progress as it varies so much.
Al so glad that things are improving for you. You popped into my mind this morning when I was told to **** off while washing DH so I logged in here to see how you are. Great to hear of that little chink of light at the end of this (loooooong) tunnel!
Casbow - I am so sorry for your loss - may your husband rest in peace now, free at last from this most dreadful illness. Please do not feel bad that you were not there when he passed away in his sleep - you were there with him all those years and cared for him so well. I wish you peace in the...
Congratulations on becoming a Swiss citizen!
I love reading your posts - you sound so positive!
Switzerland is such a beautiful country we had one of our nicest holidays there probably the last one before the early symptoms started for my husband - it must be twenty years ago now...
I hope you survived the Christmas ok and that your wife is easing up on you a bit!
I have been following your thread as I love the wit and humour you use to describe what must be a horrendous experience for you. I hope you are well and that you keep on posting here - I bet I'm not the...
Welcome to TP and I am sorry your wife has NPH.
Seven years ago my husband went through the process you describe. His walking improved dramatically after the lumbar drain so a shunt was inserted a few weeks later. He spent just two nights in hospital post op.
His walk did...
There is lots of information on the AFTD website www.aftd.com. There is also a group called the FTD support forum which is similar to talking point but is for people who are supporting a person who has FTD. I am sorry that you are dealing with this very stressful illness as I am...
I really enjoy reading your humorous posts about your situation you have a great attitude!:)
When my husband still slept in our bed
( sadly he's in a hospital bed now)
I bought online a really good mattress protector (stable doors too!) its like those used in hotels. It completely...
I'm sorry you are going through this as I am. My husband has Parkinsonism with fairly mild dementia.
Our main problems are same as yours but we got a hospital bed and sliding sheets a few weeks ago & they do help but it still takes two people as he's very rigid and heavy.
A carer now...
Just to put your mind at ease my husband had a general anaesthetic for a hernia op. As I was worried about the effect it would have on his dementia I made sure to make my concerns clear to the surgeon. He said all would be fine as the anaesthetic for the hernia would be light and he...