- Aug 1, 2016
- Reaction score
- Salle d'attente de la gare
A dear friend's husband has been suffering from Alzheimer's. Her trials (you've explained it well) have touched me. Her husband died yesterday. She's very busy arranging the funeral and I haven't had a chance to talk with her since. The point is that I understand much of what you say.Few people understand just how bad it is until they have to care for a love one who is schizophrenic and dealing with his hallucinations, peeing on the floor, waking out of the house with no clothes, accidentally setting fires in the house, never closing a a door, refusing to bathe or take medication, hours of walking in circles, refusing to eat, beating on your neighbors doors in the middle of the night, and worst of all friends and neighbors telling you that you need to do something about this behavior, as if that was possible. Holding down a job or participating in most any activity is nearly impossible. People like this have to be watched all the time. They may pickup a knife and stab themselves because the voices told them to do it or they may attack the mailman thinking he's demon.
In so many cases, the caregiver just has to give and put what use to be their loving husband, son, or daughter out on street.