My Husband has a stroke 5 Years ago and has had several TIAs and 2 years ago was diagnosed with mixed dementia at 57. I knew that something was wrong as his memory had deteriorated and his behaviour was different in so many ways. He has never come to terms with it and probably never will, my family have been amazing but this last week has been so tough as I just feel as though I can’t cope with it all. I feel as though I’m loosing a bit of him every day and I just don’t know which way to turn. He has sundowners and at night must ask me the same things 20 times which I’m hoping is all normal for his condition. No one prepares you for this, don’t think they could really but it’s like living with another person some days and we have been married 39 years this year . To look at him he looks fine but he is far from it. How ever do people cope with this horrible disease.