Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Waterford, Ontario, Canada, GL1200 Aspencade
Model: 85 Aspencade
Fortunately my wife didnt like driving so when the doc pulled her license she wasn't upset at all.
I installed alarms on all exit doors so that I would be warned when she left the house, mostly to have a smoke. Of course now being in a secured residence the smoking quit she didn't have access to smokes, lighters or the outside.
One of the upsetting things in the early stages when she knew what the outcome was going to be, she said to me "why don't you shoot me now" if that doesn't bring tears to your eyes!
Alzheimer's is a damned disease that can be tough on the caregiver as well as the patient.
If they can still converse, rule #1 Never argue or correct an Alzheimer's patient, you will never win, even if you know your right, remember, they will have forgotten what you were arguing about seconds later and you will end up fuming, always agree then change the subject, they're happy, your happy.