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My husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 1996. I fought the Lincolnshire NHS for medication and won after 3 days. When the first medication didn't work after 3 years I again challenged the Dr to give my husband the new medication. Galatamine worked wonders. In 2016 I had to allow my husband to be admitted to a nursing home in the EMI unit. Now nothing can help him, he is in the final stage of the dreadful disease. It is heartbreaking to see him but I visit every second day even though it's a 60 mile round trip, at 70 I'm finding the journey tiring. My love for him has not dimmed. Looking after him for so long affected my health badly. I would advise anyone with a loved one with this dreadful disease to put their loved one in a nursing home before they became incapacitated then you could enjoy outings with your loved one with a carer or relative, You could get your energy back and see friends. I didn't do that but now wish I had. Now I am having difficulty going forward after all my attention was only on my husband. Sometimes he knows me other times he doesn't. It's a heart wrenching slow death for the sufferer and a heartbreaking time for the relatives.
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