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  1. VerityRuth

    Valentine's Day

    This is to wish a happy Valentines Day to all those who do not receive an acknowledgement of this special day as their partners are now unable to buy a card or flowers or take them out.
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    not eating

    Thank you Stanley. Well he didnt have any breakfast but did get up and surprisingly was quite affable when friends arrived and sat down and ate some dinner. I gave him a smaller plate and he ate half of it and some Christmas pudding too. He didn't have anything else besides a couple of...
  3. VerityRuth

    my xmas day....thank you alzimers,,,,NOT

    I do hope that things improve for you soon and you get some time for yourself and some rest. It is all so difficult but good to share on here. Warm Hugs to you (((xxx)))
  4. VerityRuth

    not eating

    You are so right, seems sometimes he just wants to spoil things but I am sure he can't help it but so far now things are improving today so fingers and everything else crossed for a good day tomorrow. We have "understanding" friends coming to share the day with us. Happy Christmas xx
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    not eating

    Thank you all for your comments. Amazingly, after I had taken him a honey and sliced banana sandwich, cut up into fours, and cup of tea which he ate in bed he has got up and has had a shower - phew - what a relief and hopefully he will start to brighten up for the rest of today. Won't push...
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    not eating

    my husband caught the cold/flu that I have been getting through, though I don't think it has gone on to be a chest infection but he has lost his appetite and I am despairing about getting him to eat something to get some strength back. Up to today he has at least been having his cornflakes and...
  7. VerityRuth

    Goodbye my love .... John died today

    I am new to this site but just want to say how sorry I am about the loss of your loved one and wish you peace and comfort in the days to come
  8. VerityRuth

    bad day

    thank you so much for your responses and support which is so comforting. I think that it is time for me to start using this site a lot more because sometimes there just isn't anyone to turn to (I don't have any close family and my husbands only daughter lives in USA) and I don't want to bore...
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    bad day

    thank you Thanks Tin, hope your day doesn't reaching ranting pitch but if not then I suppose the best thing is to let rip on here because you can't with your spouse, although how I manage to not do so sometimes surprises me. I have not been one to go in for much ranting in the past but think...
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    bad day

    Just when I go down with a chest infection, my husband seems to have decided to up his Alzheimers symptoms. Spilled a full cup of tea over the sofa (fabric covered) then went back and sat on the wet cushions. Cross because he said he screamed when it was spilled but I didn't hear him. When he...
  11. VerityRuth

    Self centredness

    Thank you Nita - that all makes a lot of sense :)
  12. VerityRuth

    Self centredness

    Thank you Ann. My husband still makes tea but when I ask for coffee he cant remember from the sitting room to the kitchen and comes back 3 times to ask and then I get what I didnt want, but cant complain. He now only does things when asked, rarely does he think "that needs doing" and if I ask...
  13. VerityRuth

    Self centredness

    Thank you Grannie G - now I can keep in touch :)
  14. VerityRuth

    Self centredness

    Getting notifications Stanley - you are a star - thank you so much so hopefully now I will start to use this site a lot more - it helps with the loneliness and isolation I sometimes feel.
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    Self centredness

    Thank you all Being new to this site I had expected maybe an email notification if someone responded to a post of mine so thought noone had replied and now I find that all these lovely people have responded. THANK YOU SO MUCH - I really appreciate this. Yes those that said that people with...
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    Self centredness

    I have woken up today feeling awful with a cold/flu or something and my husband made the usual cup of tea first thing but it is now gone 12 noon and he hasnt asked if I need anything else, he is just sitting in front of tv. I ache all over but suppose I will just have to get his meal and do...
  17. VerityRuth

    Alcohol and Aricept

    This morning my husband has realised himself the effect alcohol is having whilst taking Aricept and has said he will give up alcohol. Really good news while he remembers what he has said -
  18. VerityRuth

    Sex and Dementia

    I am in exactly the same situation. My husband has changed and become demanding but I am not interested, especially when he has been bad tempered all day and sat around doing nothing while I work around him and then cook him a meal which he eats without a thank you. He also keeps touching me...
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    Sex and Dementia

    Thank you so much for posting this. My husband also has prostate problems and has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimers. He seems to becoming more and more interested in sex and it is not something I really want at my age - as you say - my body now belongs just to me!! In any case without...