Can there really be a lighter side to these neurological diseases?
While I am the full time carer for my wife with PSP, my brother is carer for his wife with mid-stage Alzheimer's. His wife is suffering from really bad short term memory loss, and this has placed a lot of strain on the home/domestic front.
My brother explained this week that "he lost it" (meaning he became angry at a situation with his wife. This would be totally out of character for him, because he's usually very even tempered and loving). He said he just had to go out of the home for a couple of hours to cool off. While out, he felt great remorse and guilt, and knew the problem was "the Alzheimer's" and not his wife. He knew he had to say "sorry", and ask her forgiveness.
He went home and said to his wife, "I'm so very sorry for the way I acted this morning during our argument"
She said, "What argument?"