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What a loving husband

What a loving husband

What a loving husband

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  1. I am in my early 30’s. Been with my wife since We were 18. I would do this in a heartbeat. But I’d be lying if I didn’t say it’s one of my worst nightmares.

  2. I couldn’t imagine anything worse than my best friend ( my wife ) not remembering my name. God bless this man, and his wife, & I hope they’ll be able to enjoy these upcoming holidays as much as they possibly can before things get worse for them.

    Remember folks, some of us take things like this for granted – & it can happen to any of us, so hold your loved ones tight and appreciate every moment you have with them because it can all be taken away from something devastating like dementia.

    Happy Holidays, and god bless you & yours!

  3. My parents had been married nearly 60 years. My mom had Alzheimer’s and the same was true to this post. She didn’t always know us, but she knew she loved us. Especially my dad.

  4. My father-in-law cared for my mother-in-law as long as he was able even though he was a truck driver. When she got so bad she tried to jump out of the moving truck he had to resort to putting her in a home for Alzheimer’s. He only took jobs in the area so he was never away from her for long. She passed a couple years ago at 67 and he was there with her. I wish I had had this example of true love when I was younger. It’s beautiful.

  5. Imagine getting dementia at 53 and not having saved up enough money to retire while also not having a safety net. That would be super difficult to deal with.

  6. Being in the field of healthcare, it’s so sad working with individuals with dementia. But it also brings me so much warmth when I see what spouses/families go through taking care of their loved ones.

  7. That’s gonna be rough seeing the woman you love go through that. All the best to everyone there

  8. This is why my wife and I have always told each other that we only have each other to the end.

  9. So sweet …music …music ….music ,even if they were not into it when they were younger! If you play the music that was popular while growing up…anything that was mainstream popular during their life from ages 2-14 especially has an amazing grounding calming effect on people with dementia.play it in the background of daily activities it is really magic for their general mood.

  10. In my experience with dementia, they still remember a lot of feelings. They don’t know your name or your relationship to them, but they do know they are safe with and loved by you.

    And in my opinion, that’s what truly matters. If I have to choose between them remembering my name or their love for me, I’d choose the latter.

  11. On this path now with my wife.
    The worst part is, it’s a slow motion train wreck and all you can do is watch it happen.

  12. Dementia and Alzheimer’s are the worst. My Mom hasn’t known me for at least 5 years and it is absolutely brutal on everyone. Breaks your hear every day. I would personally choose death if I new I was heading that way. Good health care workers are absolute angels. Makes me ask “WHY GOD WHY”

  13. I’m sorry to hear about your mom’s illness but so happy she has such a wonderful caregiver.

  14. I’m 54, with a history of concussions, this is my biggest fear, hopefully I’ll have enough clarity to just put a fucking bullet in my head. There was a local story about a couple in their 60’s, this happened to the wife, he had to put her in a home, one time while visiting, he took her outside and shot her, he was supposed to shot himself too but didn’t follow through, now he’s in jail. She had told him to end her life in moments of clarity. Just fucking sad all around