My wife is nearly 56 with AD. She's now entered a stage where she talks a lot of 'rubbish', a lot of the time. Mentally draining listening to her telling me rubbish but now I have worse issue. She tells me she is either going away or I should go away, because I'm useless and too needy and she can't support me any more, she has a new boyfriend who she loves, I've got up too early waking everyone and loads loads more!! Hopefully the memantine that she started today will help, as the trazadone are not that effective. She's safe to be left alone for short times, so a walk of the dogs [on the beach ] helps an unwind every day, but listening to the rubbish, sometimes spiteful and rude [the c word earlier] is very draining. Apparently I look drained and am losing weight. Distraction techniques are failing as she 'wants nothing from me'. A friend is taking her out for coffee later, but all these things only add to a fraction of the day. So - to the question, any advice on coping with a partner that spends most of the day talking rubbish and / or being rude and nasty? Apart from putting on another layer of thick skin.