Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Unfortunately the diagnosis of probable Alzheimer's with small vessel ischemic dementia has been made regarding my husband's mental decline. I was told in 1 to 3 years he will need constant care but for now he is okay to be alone while I work. Of course, he is in denial and won't accept this diagnosis as the outcome is a progressive decline which is not something anyone would want to accept. From this point I have to make all the decisions and I have decided the first step is to get ready to sell the house (where I have lived for 27 years). With my knees the way they are I will have to hire someone to help as I cannot do this myself. Because of my hands I have a 10-lb lifting restriction and my knees won't allow me to stoop. I can sort items but will need to have someone carry out boxes of items to donate and throw out. The next step after getting ready to sell is not determined yet. Hopefully, our home will sell quickly and at that point I will have plenty of more decisions to make regarding our living arrangements. I guess this is time to see the counselor again as I feel indecision taking hold of me. I keep hoping for an easy solution but realize that is not going to be the case.