I'm new to posting on here. My husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer's 3 years ago. I normally feel positive and try to just get on with life as it is and accept that our lives are quite different now from how they used to be and from how we imagined they would be. Just recently I am struggling to remain positive, I feel everything is too much and I'm fed up with the responsibility. If I don't do anything or suggest anything my husband just sits and watches the news or stares into space. Nothing is easy anymore if I try and pop to the shops or the library he always wants to come and then instead of a quick trip it takes forever. Walking round I have to watch him constantly or I find him wandering off and following a stranger round the shop and when I ask him he says, 'I thought it was you'. I do have friends and family that I see but I feel guilty leaving him as I know he will just sit there not doing anything. I don't want to feel guilty for still having a life and going out and enjoying myself. I've arranged a short break away for both of us to give him a change of scene but now he says he's not looking forward to it as everything will be strange to him. Sorry to go on and sound so miserable but how do people cope with life like this.