My boyfriends father has Alzheimers

Discussion in 'Younger people with dementia and their carers' started by cherycherry614, Dec 28, 2015.

  1. cherycherry614

    cherycherry614 Registered User

    Dec 27, 2015
    2
    hey,

    My name is Cherylynn and first of all i want to say that the people on this website are extremely nice and helpful.
    So, both my boyfriend and i are 15 and we have been dating for a while, and we are both very mature for our age. His dad has Alzheimers and he is 32 years old. My boyfriend opened up to me about it and i try to relate and give the best possible support i can give but i've never had something like this happen to my family before. If he tries extremely hard, his dad can say only one or two words and he can barely walk. My boyfriend is torn up about it because he adores his father and it is slowly taking over his dad's body and getting worse. Also, it breaks his heart to see his father like that, expessially when my boyfriend is the only one his dad trusts. I need some advice and support to help him through this. I would really appreciate the help.

    thank you
     
  2. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    59,948
    Female
    Dundee
    #2 Izzy, Dec 28, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2015
    Good morning and welcome to TP.

    I'm so sorry to read about your boyfriend's dad. He is so young. It must be very hard for you all.

    You and your boyfriend might find this site helpful. It us specifically for young carers -

    https://babble.carers.org

    There is also this one -

    http://www.youngdementiauk.org

    I'm glad you've found Talking Point as I know you will get lots of help and support here. We have a few carers/members who are around your age. The member iwhi started this thread is 14 -

    http://forum.alzheimers.org.uk/show...ed-someone-hopefully-a-similar-age-to-talk-to
     
  3. Cat27

    Cat27 Volunteer Moderator

    Feb 27, 2015
    10,349
    Merseyside
    Welcome to TP :)

    I'm so sorry you've had to find us but you will get lots of support here. Your boyfriend would as well if he joined.
     
  4. Spiro

    Spiro Registered User

    Mar 11, 2012
    522
    #4 Spiro, Dec 28, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2015
    So sorry to read about your boyfriend's dad, but really pleased that you've found Talking Point.

    If you click on the link below, you should be able to find carer services in your area - including services for young carers like your bf.

    https://www.carers.org/carers-services/find-your-local-service

    They should be able to support him if he finds telling his teachers difficult. As I type this I'm hoping they already know. You both need support with your exams coming up.

    Keep posting, TP is always here.
     
  5. Jonny1

    Jonny1 Account on hold

    Apr 9, 2015
    10
    Nantwich, Cheshire
    I'm sorry about your boyfriends Dad. My Dad was diagnosed with young onset Parkinson's disease in his 30's - you are doing the right thing by reaching out to this group for support. I wish you all the best
     

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