Have added comments on other people's posts but now feel the need to start my own thread. John was diagnosed with AD 18mnths ago but had had been going to GP re. ? depression/anxiety for over a year before that. He began to change gradually as much as 8yrs ago. We have been plodding along as best we/I can, things are now becoming so hard. He was on Donezepril with no improvement, changed to Memantine, can't say that has helped much either. Agitation and anxiety really escalating so Trazadone added, he just seems to be coming more and more agitated and hard to deal with. He has started pretending to take meds then spitting them down sink when my back is turned. I really am struggling to cope on my own so, after him going missing from Tesco and the Police spending 2hrs looking for him I am accepting a CPN referral but I know he is going to be so annoyed about it he will be pleasant when she calls tomorrow but then I will have to deal with the backlash. I just need some support but feel I should be able to cope with this, we have been married almost 46yrs but I hardly know my lovely husband any more.
Don't mean to moan but I just want us to have at least some time without constant tension and conflict.
Going to finnish my glass of wine and go to bed now and look forward to another day of trying to be patient and avoid conflict.