Just been reading all your comments about temper tantrums. My husband did suffer from them for years, long before we realised that something was wrong. I just thought that they were a personality problem on a good day, divorce on the bad ones! The problem was getting a lot worse, going from one occasionally to several a day. Of course, I now know it was the PSP, but at the time was very confused. When I challenged him about his tantrums, he said he couldn't understand what was going on (bells should have rang,but they didn't!) unfortunately S had a silent stroke three years ago, which totally changed everything. It was in his right frontal lobe and since then has shown all the PSP symptoms. The main one being APATHY!
Hence my question. From that day onwards, he has been a different person. No more tantrums, not even a little one. I can hear you all saying great, but honestly, it's horrible. He never has a opinion about anything, does not care about anything or anybody, just sits, won't try to do anything, just waits for me to do everything for him. I try to get him interested in things, but it's a huge effort, that frankly sometimes I have not got the energy. In our house it's me that does the shouting, I get so frustrated, when he can't be bothered to even move a book so I can put his food in front of him. I know it's wrong, that he can't help it, but there is only so much a person can take. One benefit is he doesn't seem to care about having PSP and all that goes with it, but equally, can't understand why I do! I am the only one that cares about what he is going through and what is going to happen in the future, because of his attitude, doctors think everything is fine, his children take his word that he's OK, so I really am alone in this dreadful world. Me against PSP and you're right I'm losing!
I am taking heart from you all and really feel for you if things are getting violent, at least I have not got to put up with that, but a little spark occasionally would be nice.