1. Joanlinda

    Joanlinda New member

    Mar 26, 2019
    2
    Hi. My name is Joan and my partner has recently been diagnosed with dementia. He is also an alcoholic. I want to leave him even though he needs me. I can’t bear the life ahead if I stay. He can go into a nice care home as he can afford it but will they also be able to manage the alcoholism. Anyone out there who has experienced this double wammy
     
  2. TNJJ

    TNJJ Registered User

    May 7, 2019
    978
    Female
    cornwall
    No but I have worked in homes where there are alcoholics.
    Their control on drink is closely monitored as it can have a detrimental effect on themselves and other residents.
     
  3. Avis

    Avis Registered User

    Nov 2, 2019
    97
    Many years ago my sister in law's father developed dementia after being a violent alcoholic for 25 years. Her mother wanted to leave but the kids made her feel guilty as he would have had no one to care for him and had no money. On Christmas day he murdered her. Go while you can, especially if he is a violent man.
     
  4. Joanlinda

    Joanlinda New member

    Mar 26, 2019
    2
    Thank you for this. Fortunately he is very passive. Always has been but I can’t stand the zombie moments.
    Thank you TNJJ. It is helpful to know some care homes will allow alcoholics and monitor them
     
  5. TNJJ

    TNJJ Registered User

    May 7, 2019
    978
    Female
    cornwall
    I was married to an alcoholic.So I know the problems.
     

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