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This Week's Carenote - 07/19/11

I take care of my husband who has Alzheimer's. When I think about it, I realize we have been going through this for several years. The last two have been a nightmare.

He does what I ask him to most of the time, but he doesn't like me to be out of his sight. He insists he doesnít need anyone with him when I have to go somewhere, but the doctor said my husband cannot be left alone. Because of that I find it is just easier for me to stay home, but now I find I'm isolating myself.

I'm trying to get away at least one day a week, but what I have to go through to get away makes me not want to go.  I've told my husband I need to get away and I can't relax if I know he's going to make a fuss.  Is there a proper way to deal with this issue?
 
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