Hello All. As a long time carer for my wife who has had several health problems for many years including diabetes I am beginning to feel overwhelmed .I feel I have coped alone well till now but am beginning to have doubts as I am 82 years with some health problems and any advise will be welcome .In 2011 my wife was diagnosed as having Alzheimer’s although I know she had been showing signs of the illness for a considerable length of time. I suppose the main problem is feeling alone and trying to manage every thing oneself .Although I have a loving family which we see fairly often ,they have their own lives with families to deal with. ,and I feel they do not realize and not understand our true quality of life as it really is now. So I have joined this forum to see how others have coped with caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s.