Today I admitted my husband to a Memory Care facility. One of the most difficult decisions I have ever had to make. My sweetheart has been showing signs of Alzheimers since the late 90's and was officially diagnosed over 3 years ago. I have been caring for him without help, with a lot of patience and love since the beginning. It was indeed a challenge, but one that I managed for many years. His decline has been significant this last year and I finally realized that I cannot continue to give him the care that he needs and deserves. I was able to find, with the help of our daughter, a loving, caring facility that is dedicated to caring for those with dementia and Alzheimers. This disease is reaching epidemic proportions, I only pray that a cure comes soon. My life will definitely be different as I go forward, however I know in my heart this was the right decision both for him and for me.
"What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us." - Helen Keller
Until next time......(comments always welcomed)