100% sensible point of view which is what I'm getting from all directions, I'm really going to stay strong if only for K's sake. Thanks GGThat`s a toughie Grumpy Gramps.
I can understand your ` two of the three ` to some extent because providing occasional care is less demanding then regular care, especially for those who have young families and value weekends for the freedom to be spontaneous.
Your wife may not believe she is ill but she is .
Your couple of days at work are valuable to you and it would be a shame to give them up.
Respite care does have the benefit of preparing the one with dementia to get used to the presence of others and might bode well for the future.
Perhaps you could introduce weekend day care as a `club`?
If you are caring 24/7 the time will come when you really will need a break so it might be wise to start now while it`s not absolutely necessary.
It isn`t a decision I had to make so I`m loathe to put myself in your shoes . For what it`s worth, I am just offering my point of view .