My wife of 50 plus years was dx with dementia 12 years ago. she was put on Exelon to slow down the progression of the disease. she has been pretty much self sufficient until approx 2 yrs ago when started to decline physically as well as mentally. she has multiple other problems including heart disease, neuropathy, urinary and bowel incontinence, etc. Mostly stemming from her treatment several years for stage 4 colorectal cancer. she goes from being able to correctly answer Jeopardy and Who Wants To Be a Million questions to not knowing how old she is or her birthdate. I love her dearly but what a challange. Primarily because I 'm still physically and mental able and willing to travel and do other things besides saying home being a caregiver. I could go on and on but I guess I've vented long enough for now.