Title says it all...as time goes by I see myself less and less as the protector and more and more like the one needing protection. I have seen AD cases where the patient is so bad it nearly kills the caregiver. In some ways it would almost be easier if the caregiver were not someone you knew and cared for. It would certainly make this part alot easier.
Now I don't even know how many (if any) of the issues coming up are avoidable....all I do know if, my caregiver who is also my wife doesn't need MORE heaped on her narrow shoulders and so if there is any way I can lessen the burden being involuntarily placed upon her, I will do it. I just don't know how.
So for caregivers who have been through the looking glass before, any tips that a patient could take to heart and make life better for everyone?