"This is a double illness"
About: Coventry And Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust / Older people's mental health Coventry And Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust Older people's mental health CV2 2TE
Posted by Lammie (as ),
I am 84, my wife 83 who I'm slowly losing to the illness.
I know the road we are going down will be very difficult but you should hear how it is affecting me. It is the very little things that I miss, we have been 60 years married, and have made fun, nonsense, and laughed at each other all through that time.
But now she takes everything serious you cannot make a quip any more. Everything is the gospel, you have to bite your tongue before saying anything and it slowly destroys you as well.
This is a double illness - the patient and carer, and so many people don't know that.