Hello @Violetrose, I see this is your first post and maybe it will be the first of many as this is a friendly and supportive place. As you have been a member for a while you may have seen this already, however, as you mention some communication type problems I wonder if this thread may be of some value to you https://forum.alzheimers.org.uk/threads/compassionate-communication-with-the-memory-impaired.30801/Your statement resonates so strongly with me. It describes exactly how I feel. I am lonely and long for the partner, friend and good companion
I had for many years, now lost to dementia. His inability to think rationally and to understand things really frustrates me and shamefully I often get annoyed with him. I do not talk to any of our friends about the situation as it feels disloyal and I am quite a private person. My daughter knows how things are and is a loving support, but she lives in Australia. It has been helpful reading this thread, there is some comfort in knowing it is a common experience for many people.
In relation to the loneliness, I wonder if there is a Memory Cafe or suchlike near you where you could chat with people in a similar position? You will find details about your area if you click the light blue box in the top right corner of the page that reads Alzheimer’s Society and enter your post code on the new page