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The healthy spouses of those with Alzheimer's Disease are in a particular quandary.They are technically married, however the person they married is no longer "there" and in some cases, their spouse does not even know who they are.Many of them are being cared for at home with the assistance of Hospice.

I sent an email to their customer help facility the next day, to advise that I did not want to continue my subscription beyond the current trial and considered the matter finished.

On the third day, they billed me for a full additional months subscription.

Objectifying a person suffering from Alzheimer's in this way is a form of vilification. You could have, and should have chosen your words more carefully. For example, my mother was diagnosed with probably Alzheimer's disease seven years ago. I agree with you, Alzheimer's caregiving is an intense, difficult, personal choice. Bob De Marco Alzheimer's Reading Room actually the larger issue… It’s the abortion and Terry Schiavo dilemma all over again. I have a friend who is in his 50’s and suffers from debilitating MS.

But, the current statistics indicate the predominant choice is care at home. He is very slowly dying; physically he is finished; however his mental capacity for life is great. I think people who are interpreting "not being 'there'" as objectifying or otherwise insinuating a lack of 'humanness' are severely misrepresenting what is being said.

She accepted the circumstances and embraced the situation.

Barry and Mary call themselves a "family of three," and while Jan doesn't understand the new family configuration (nor did she consent to it) she is happy with their continued visits to her in the care facility. Current statistics indicate that 80 percent of persons suffering from Alzheimer's disease are cared for at home.

He had no right to end her life just because he was READY TO MOVE ON (which by the way she died of "dehydration" -- that is a slow, cruel death. My grandparents are in a similar situation; he has found himself a woman to take care of him.

The family has generally not supported his decision.

People with Alzheimer's can live for many years with this disease and there are various levels of progression.

Symptoms can be mild (some memory loss, getting lost, and trouble handling money), moderate (continued memory loss, confusion and trouble recognizing family members) to severe (unable to communicate, completely dependent on others).

It was when Barry's mother-in-law (Jan's mother) encouraged Barry to move on with his life that, while shocking to him initially, was also a relief and got him thinking about opening the door to a new partner.

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