I too am caregiver to my spouse. He just returned home after 17 months away due to a brain injury and rehab. He also has the beginning stages of dementia.
So sorry to hear the original posters spouse declined while they were away. I definitely agree with the other posters that this sort of thing happens whether we are there 24/7 or not. The last 17 months have definitely taught me that a bedside vigil doesn't heal either of us.
Looking forward to getting to know the rest of the group here. Will be online infrequently depending on his care needs.
Onward & Downward!
Life is not a dress rehearsal, it is a one act play.
| December Minutes: 155