Hi, My wife of 54 years started to show changes in behaviour some while ago, I was accused of hiding her things and having interest in other women, etc. there were rows and violent attacks, but it was not until the police became involved that I realised that there was more to it than I thought I did not want to believe that she suffering from Dementia or Alzheimer's but she was sectioned and the doctors confirmed that she was, This occurred three weeks before we were due to move to a new house, a house that she had chosen, the paperwork had all been done so I am now living there by myself. I have the support of our two sons, my sister and most of our friends. she is in a nursing home some distance away. My sons and I make sure she gets a visit every day and ensure she has all the material things that she needs. This all started in May last year and I was talking to a family friend of many years yesterday he asked how I was coping, it was then that it suddenly hit me that I am consumed with guilt as although I miss her terribly I can now take our dog for a walk without retuning to a third degree interview about how many women I met and talked to, or if I went to the shops, why had I taken so long, who was I with. and where had I hidden her keys, passport, debit and credit cards, her money, I was perpetually walking on eggshells, I am now living a less stressful life but I am finding it hard to accept that she is unable to understand why she cannot come home. She believes she is working at the nursing home and complains about the poor pay, and has struck out at three people since being there. The diagnosis is that she is a danger to herself and others. It is a lovely house but it is not a home without her. I realise that the above is a bit garbled but I just started to type and it all kind of tumbled out.