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Given your situation maybe never, how would it help someone with either depression or severe anxiety to be given yet more bad news. If you did tell her there is nothing she could do to help either you or herself, I can only see it could make her situation worse than it is.My wife suffers from depression and severe anxiety. She has been diagnosed with Alzheimers and is in the early stages. She is not yet aware of the diagnosis. When is the best time to tell her?
Phew, that's a tough one. Bet you wish/hope the telling doesn't fall on you. I know how I'd feel.My wife suffers from depression and severe anxiety. She has been diagnosed with Alzheimers and is in the early stages. She is not yet aware of the diagnosis. When is the best time to tell her?
I've been horrified as well by the blunt 'You have dementia and there's nothing can be done about it' approach by our GP and the consultant. There muust be a better more compassionate way to do it. Although nothing can be done for vascular dementia there are drug treatments for Alzheimers - have any of these been offered?My husband was bluntly told he had Alzheimers by his Psychiatric consultant, along with advice to attend meetings and talks organised by a Memory Team. We were swamped with advice and information, all of which he dismissed, saying it had nothing to do with him at this stage, as all he had was some memory difficulties.
But if a person can't remember he or she has Alzheimers, or it would upset them, what's the point of trying to remind them?
If possible, do try to arrange finances etc as soon as you can, as we didn't and it can be more difficult later on. Things like shared bank accounts would be better changed to seperate ones.