It’s only been about a year that I started sharing with close friends my LO’s “situation”. So for over 2 1/2 years I kept this worry and anxiety bottled up! I wasn’t gray before but now I’m on my way!
It was such a relief to say it out loud. My advice would be to get to a support group ASAP. There are people there who understand and can be very helpful. The Alzheimer’s Association has a list of groups available in your area. Alzheimer’s Association
In my case I was looking for a group that dealt with EOAD, (Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease). Apparently there aren’t that many because EOAD spouses most likely are still working and don’t really have time to go to a “support group” on a Tuesday @ 10:00am! I do have the luxury of being self-employed and my days can be very flexible if I need them to be.
I finally found a group a few months ago, and it’s a conference call, which really works well. It’s small right now, but I hope it will grow. I have already gotten a lot out of the calls.