Husband with PD and Dementia


#1
Hi there
First time on this site.
My husband has had PD for 11 years now and is still able to walk quite well. Over the years I too have seen him slow down and sleep a lot during the day due to his medication. He has good days and bad.
What I find less able to cope with his is Dementia. He is different each day. Sometimes he does not know who I am, sometimes he wants to go to work (he has not worked for 10 years) I have cried, laughed, and screamed ( in another room )
Sometimes I get a glimpse of my old husband and we go for a walk in the park with our dog or go shopping and have a cup of tea. I cherish these moments.
He goes to a centre twice a week and a lovely girl comes in for an afternoon to play cards with him.
Although it is hard being a carer, I have good support from my family and friends. I know if it had been me who had PD, my husband would have been the kind, caring man who would have looked after me. I love you. x

#2
i was very touched by your post. your husband is fortunate in his wife.