Hi, New to forum.
Husband was diagnosed recently and its been a steep learning curve for us both. He has been off work since Easter and is signed off till beginning of September. For a man it is difficult for them to have reality kick them in the butt and realise that they are not invincible and finding that they may not be the main bread winner. They struggle daily with this concept and withdraw into their 'cave' we all rely on our cognitive abilities and to have that taken away from you is utterly devastating.
I have found it difficult as I could see his decline over the last 4yrs and of course being a man 'he was fine and it was stress!' He is now on Requip which has made such a change to his functioning and cognitive abilities. It may appear that I am getting lazy, but have found that as he has to be home he needs things to do. So he does the shopping, some housework and cook our meals, with encouragement from me. Yes I get frustrated at times as he takes longer to do things, I just take a deep breath and don't take over and let him carry on at his own pace.
We are fortunate as we can talk about how he is doing and can nip any undesirable behaviour that may crop up.
Take care everyone