Husband has had AD for I think, 11 years now. I caught it very early so doctor got him on meds early. We've slowed it down a lot. But, it is still a slippery slope.
I had major surgery almost four weeks ago. My mom came for three weeks to take care of me. Hubby got very difficult with Mom here. Going out in the living room in his underwear and standing in front of her face. Going on and on about what a great body he has and how all women want him. Then, when my mom asked him not to let the dog on the couch, he tried to hit her. He has never done anything like that before. He has always thought the world of my mom. After that, he kept telling me what a mean old woman she is. I hope she didn't hear it. I was able to send hubby to his brother and sister-in-law's house for two weeks. What a relief!
Yesterday afternoon, I got a call that my cousin is in cardiac ICU about half hour from me. I immediately went. Stayed the rest of the afternoon. We are hopeful that he will recover.
Yesterday evening, I got a call from my step-mom. My dad is in medical ICU, a thousand miles away from me. We don't expect him to recover.
Now, today, is the end of my two week relief. Hubby will be coming back home this evening. With everything else, now it's back on the Alzheimer's ride.
I can't sleep. I called my doctor's office to try to get an appointment today before hubby is back home. Doctor has a funeral to go to so I can't see him today. I could see his partner. But, a lot of what I need to talk to the doctor about is hubby. His partner doesn't know hubby. So, I turned down that appointment. I don't know when I will have the chance to go to the doctor again by myself.