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Welcome to CareNotes. In this special section we will feature a reader's letter and provide an opportunity for an interactive exchange that will help find some answers and possible solutions to concerns. If you wish to respond to this letter, simple follow the link provided at the end of the letter and add your comments and thoughts to our CareNotes Board.

This Week's Carenote - 09/25/08

My husband of 40 years is not well at all.  I try to take care of him as best I can. Our children just don't get it.

He is now at the point where he does not want me to go anywhere.  If I am in a different  room than he is, he gets angry.  He has gotten very verbally abusive and I'm afraid of what will happen next. Not so much what he will do to me, but what I might do to him.  I am just about to give up.

Can you give me any advice?

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Name: La Nita Slayton, R.N.
Location: Texas
Date: 10/07/2008
Time: 09:39 PM


Sounds like you really need some help. I understand as not only a professional but as a family member that has been the primary caregiver of my Mom, Dad and an invalid sister. You need to seek help with your Department of Human Services, Area on Aging. If, they are not helpful call the Adult Protective Services. This agency maybe able to help you. I have found the services that I have mentioned above so helpful. You need at least respite care it sounds like.

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