How many of us manage to keep a job going?

Discussion in 'I have a partner with dementia' started by maryjoan, Oct 15, 2019.

  1. Ruth1974

    Ruth1974 Registered User

    Dec 26, 2018
    36
    My OH has younger onset . I am working full time and bringing 2 kids up. I worry that if i finally succumb to stress /depression i will be stuck at home with him 24/7 which would finish me off!

    I work from home a bit but i need to have s structure (and pay the bills). When i am out, he phones me every 5 mins or so, but i only respond at lunchtime. When i have responded on demand, as you all know, i have just had the same discussion on a loop...
     
  2. TNJJ

    TNJJ Registered User

    May 7, 2019
    804
    Female
    cornwall
    It is really difficult.Especially when the PWD is young.My Dad is 86.It might sound selfish but I will only do so much..
     
  3. Emac

    Emac Registered User

    Mar 2, 2013
    180
    Never underestimate the wisdom of Disney! Or in this case Pixar! :D:D:D
     
  4. White Rose

    White Rose Registered User

    Nov 4, 2018
    123
    My goodness Ruth1974 I do feel for you, terrible to have young onset, I just can't imagine how you manage. My partner is driving me potty and I just work 3 days and the children (his and mine) are all grown up. You are really going to need some help with the caring. There is a new drug that may be effective, let's hope it's available soon and works for your OH, too late for mine as they need to catch it early.
     
  5. DesperateofDevon

    DesperateofDevon Registered User

    Jul 7, 2019
    1,966
    I really can’t imagine how you must feel. I’m in awe & admiration of you.
    sending you & your loved ones best wishes & hugs
    X
     
  6. DesperateofDevon

    DesperateofDevon Registered User

    Jul 7, 2019
    1,966
    @Emac I love a Pixar film, my Mum also finds some animation easier to follow - Shaun the sheep it’s a short tv program so that’s a big hit!
     
  7. DesperateofDevon

    DesperateofDevon Registered User

    Jul 7, 2019
    1,966
    I would love to but I am struggling just to supply enough to sell myself at the moment. Christmas is my busy time & recent years have meant I have less time to create & be in the right headspace to create.
    If I don’t make it I can’t sell it!
    Catch 22 a bit at times.


    Going to have to be a bit selfish over the next few weeks as otherwise I will have to wind up my business. I have thought about it but without that I’d have no social contact at all!
     

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