It was a mistake. I agreed to go to a family get together today. It has proved to be a mistake. Noise. Confusion. It's he'll and nobody realises. I hope I can go home soon. If this is early stage. It will be awful when things progress.
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Am sure they mean well. Maybe if you could see one or two of them at a time that would be better.It was a mistake. I agreed to go to a family get together today. It has proved to be a mistake. Noise. Confusion. It's he'll and nobody realises. I hope I can go home soon. If this is early stage. It will be awful when things progress.
John, I always keep a look out for your posts and I'm so sorry to read that you have found this family get together so difficult.
I hope by now that you are home and settled and feeling better.
I know that your lovely wife is incredibly supportive, so I hope that you might be able to explain how it's felt to her, when the time is right. A different approach will be needed in the future. Together you can make changes so that you don't feel this way again.
My OH is at a similar stage and he has to attend his daughter's wedding in May. Your post has made me think about how he will feel at that get together. You have given me some insight and I will try to be aware and change things to help him on that day.
Thinking of you John. Keep posting.
So glad to hear that you survived it all John and even went on to enjoy your cruise. Great news!Hi JigJog
I got through it!
We went on a cruise over new year with our son and daughter, and it was really good. It felt less hemmed in than the family get together...12 people in quite a small space.
Thanks for your support
I completely understand what you are saying, Bill. Years of Fellowship meetings that I was once so eager to attend and couldn't imagine my life without, I now find I struggle to find even a little bit of desire to attend and when I do go, I struggle to express myself. Shopping is difficult for me, too. Too much stimulation and noise sends me into awful confusion and literal 'brain pain'. I don't go alone anymore. Preparing for visits from family used to bring me such joy, but now cause me to feel fretful and overly concerned about some kind of invisible discomfort that I can't define. I do well in some of my days, but too often my brain bits leave me restless, irritable and discontent.I had the same problem. This past August when my son and his family came for a visit (we haven't told them yet) and again at Christmas when we met them halfway between two homes at a sort of resort place. Both times I went crazy. My head felt like it would explode from all the confusion and noise. One of the worst things about this darn Alz is that I can't enjoy my grandkids, who are 4 and 2 (twins). I hate it, just hate it. This summer, I had to ask my son to leave two days early, but he seemed to understand. My wife doesn't fully understand, but she knows I love my son and his family very much, so something must be really wrong. I'm 65, and this is not how I figured things would be, but it is what it is.