Hi, I am a 78 yr old with an 81 year old husband with dementia. I feel now that my own life is slipping away as I am gradually becoming a fuller time carer. I no longer can rely on him to do things properly an I worry about him getting lost , as he already has done. I have had to give up several things as being out of the house for too long not only worries him but he loses things and panics. He knows he had a bad memory but is not aware of anything else. You all know about the repetition and the confusion and all the other goings on, but he sometimes gets very cross with me and that hurts. When you spend so much time looking after someone and that happens I have to cry. It's good just to be able to put this down. I know others are worse off than I am, but all I know is that it will get worse.