My name is Paddi and I am 56 years old...I have been married for 31 years, we have 3 children, 1 boy 2 girls, 5 grandchildren, 4 boys 1 girl, and another boy due in April..
My husband was diagnosed with possible Lewy bodies dementia with Parkinson's..he is 54, was only 52 when we got that bombshell..
He has the most awful nightmares and lashes out, kicks out and screams out..the kicking out has been going on for a number of years, we put it down to stress ..he kicked out one night so hard that he managed to kick the chest of drawers and broke several bones in his toes, but he never woke up and only discovered the next morning when he woke..I thought maybe I had dreamt it as he didn't react..then he started punching out and managed to give me a huge shiner..we had our 15 month old grandson in bed with us and I had just put him back into his cot ...doesnt bear thinking about what might have happened if he got him instead of me......
Anyway the reason he finally saw the Dr is because he started to forget the words to songs ..he is in several choirs so this was a cause of concern..we had put everything including this down to stress..
He is in a military job with military doctors so its not like I can go along and have a chat..but I really am at a loss..I don't know where to go for support or help...I don't even know what help or support I need...how daft is that!!
I'm hoping by joining here I can get some of it off my chest...