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My husband is the same, says hes not a baby and will wash his hands when they're dirty. Such a problem.I would love to hear how other people are managing, it is so hard for my husband to understand what is going on, and he really resents me telling him to wash his hands frequently.
Thank you so much Lizbuff for these encouraging words, I feel less lonely now.Hi Owlone - I understand completely. Thankfully my PWD (my mum) understands the situation & has only occasionally suggested we go out or invite the neighbour in for a cuppa - a reminder about the virus is always met with "oh, of course". The handwashing is variable - at times she's a lamb & we laugh as we sing Happy Birthday (twice). Other times I'm told she will only do what SHE wants, that she's a lot older than me so knows best & I just want to be in charge! All of this accompanied by such glares I'm surprised I haven't turned into a toad! Wishing you as well as possible in these tough times - sending love to all on this forum xx
Thank you so much Jpcross. I did try to get my husband involved with the garden, but he's also become physically very inactive, I'm not sure if this is the result of the stroke almost 2 years ago, or if this is how Alzheimer's progresses. Big hugs to you too.Hi my husband has just been newly diagnosed in November with vascular dementia I am stopping home with him we are grateful because we have a garden and that my husband and myself like doing model railway I’ve been trying to keep him busy planting flowers that kindly volunteered support brining them into us and also in his big shed doing his layout I know it’s difficult to explain to them why they want to or need to wash their hands regularly thinking of you big hugs
Thank you Nae Sporran, yes, not getting out to the activities is very difficult, my husband used to sing in a choir, now that's gone, and attend a yoga class once a week, that's now gone, but I did find some exercise classes online and persuaded him to do the class, he followed the full class and felt much better and less grouchy afterwards (I had to do the class too in order to encourage him).Welcome to the forum @Tomolly10. These things are hard enough in normal times, but these are hard times and problems are magnified.
My partner's problems are not so much around washing, but she really can't understand what is happening and not getting out to day centres or memory cafes means she is bored and is stiffening up. Sorry @Owlone, I don't really have any tips on managing, just empathy for your situation.