Re: Welcome to Talking Point My husband has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's at 51. The bottom has dropped out of our world. All the plans we had for a happy retirement have been dashed. All I want to do is make him better but I cant. I spend a lot of my time in tears. All I can think about is what will happen in the future instead of concentrating on the here and now. When will this feeling of hopelessness disappear and the practicalities kick in? I see so many people on here that are so brave and I wonder how they do it.