My OH has been quite stable for a lot of this year, he is somewhere in the middle stages of AZ, doubly incontinent and on puréed food as he has poor swallowing. He has a chest infection again and is on antibiotics which are having some impact but now he cannot support his own weight. Last week he could use his walking aid to walk out of our flat and the few yards to our car, and back. Now he can only stand for a few seconds making all personal care, changing clothes, transferring between bed and chairs or commode all but impossible. Our GP is non committal about whether he will be able to weight bear again, saying wait and see once the infection clears, and that he has nothing wrong neurologically, he is just ' off his feet' to quote him. Not much practical help! I really want to go on looking after my OH at home. And he still has periods of real clarity when he understands and can briefly discuss things. Tonight he is very upset as we have had an evening carer for the last 2 nights, I cannot manage the lifting and supporting he currently needs by myself. He is upset because he can see me struggling to cope, but also he hates having this extra care and handling. But actually I could do with the help at every change especially as the antibiotics are making his bowels loose. I am wondering whether to get an electric stand aid to help with lifting him. Has anyone else experience of using one of these?