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Attending my husband

Carmen Sanchís.
Language: English
Country: Spain
Typology: patients and relatives
My husband is 80 years old and was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2007. Her disease has progressed very fast. I have tried to deal with this situation so complicated as a new job, since before it was not working. My husband can still walk a little, is expressed without hardly speak and now cannot eat without help. Little by little I've been adapting and making more secure each one of the rooms in the House to minimize the risk of falls and injury can be (in your room, Hall, bathroom...). We must think in everything, even in the clothes that you see so the food probe does not move you. I share these little tricks I've been learning over time with other caregivers. The rest of the time I simply am there, reading, I encourage you to play any game, we sang... Fortunately I'm not alone in this hard business; my family and friends are always available for everything they need, it is very important to maintain a social life. I advise all persons having charge a patient with Alzheimer's disease taking the time necessary to consider well the needs and attention required. It is a task which I assume fully and not arousing me no grudge because I love my husband. It is much more complicated for others who no longer can communicate with your loved one and distance gradually.

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