I have been married for the same amount of time and my OH has only been retired for 4 years, didn't think we would end up with so much to deal with.I don't know why but I can't stop crying. I care for my beloved husband of 47 yrs who FTD.
The changes are now showing so much.
My heart is breaking for him.
You're right there, Deita. Education would have been so good. Someone sensible to talk with would have made all the difference. Instead, my husband and I have been completely abandoned by everybody, with only platitudes offered the whole walk through this: almost six years on and nothing's changed, except for him to get worse, and me, more frustrated!Thank you all for your kind words. I feel angry that we have to learn how to cope with this for the first time in our lives. with not much support from anywhere.
But then, we will be the ones who can help others in yrs to come.
I think it such a shame that the services don't do more to educate us in how we can cope with this disease.