Hi @Windy28 , no need for reply or thanks, I just wanted to add to what others have said in that not all the things you read about will happen to your husband. But it certainly is a massive rollercoaster of emotions. My partner is four years down the line from diagnosis of Alzheimer's. Getting him to give up driving was a tough one but I got him to have a driving assessment and definitely the best thing as he listened to the examiner when told he shouldn't drive anymore. I tended to take a view that I didn't want to know too much and would just take it a day at a time, which worked for me for a while, then when I really was at my wits end I found this site (via my cousin's help as she could see what a mess I was in). It's been invaluable for advice, seeing that other's are/have been in the same position and sometimes just venting to others who know what you're talking about! Really important to try and get time for yourself. The first 2 - 3 years were frustrating but he could still do things for himself and be left alone for some time and we could still go out and go on holidays. The last year or so has been really challenging but it's surprising what you cope with when you have to. Enjoy your time together while you can still do things and try not to worry too much!Thank you to all of you who have taken time to drop me a reply. I wasn't sure if anyone would read my note.
if I haven't thanked you personally then it is because I am finding my way around this site and haven't been 'on line' this week.
We have had a letter today informing us that he has to take a driving assessment next week. I guess that means he will have to give up the car!!