This is my first posting on here as my wife was diagnosed approx 2 months ago, but we're certain she had this condition unrecognised for years. The biggest challenge by far for Jen and for me is handling her very extreme depression and horrendous anxiety. She's suffered this on & off for many years before the diagnosis, it would come suddenly without warning, often lasting several months, then mysteriously suddenly switch off again as she'd feel relatively well again, but all the while her balance and ability to walk was deteriorating. Since diagnosis her depression has now got so bad I'm finding it almost impossible to handle, and exhausting 24/7, with no other help I'm at breaking point most days, virtually begging the local elderly care team for some respite help, but don't get any further despite them apparently having numerous meetings discussing her needs. She always runs out of the valium and sleeping tablets too soon as she's begging and screaming at me all day to give her more to ease her anxiety, it drives me to despair because of this. Has anyone have any experience of how to best deal with this scenario ? I'm absolutely dreading how I'm going to be able to help Jen as her condition gets worse.