Prior to 2007, we led a normal lifestyle for our age (82).
My husband was diagnosed mainly by our own GP. Almost immediately he had to give up driving and our life changed quickly on account of this and other leisure activities.
Depending on our 2 daughters (both live great distances away) and relying on friends wasn’t good.
My husband’s dementia has progressed slowly over the past 4 years.
I find the 2 weeks Respite in an Aged Care Home helps but feel we need more financial help for these homes and many more homes to be built, more so here in country Victoria.
We are fortunate that I am still well and able to care for my husband at home with help from Baptist Care which was brought to my notice via Baw Baw Shire. Barbara and Eddie have an EACHD package through Bapcare