I heard at a support group that sundowners is a symptom of Alheimer's. Our loved one gets angry/agitated in the afternoons at sundown. My husband recently has shown what may be sundowners. He is angry. He tells me to fire the plumber and get a new one. He wants to go out and buy something we don't need. I countered him on both suggestions. Later he doesn't remember the incidents. To act as a good helpmate as a wife is to act in the best interest.
This month he goes to the urologist to see if he might have prostate cancer--glad we are checking this. My father had prostate cancer and caught early surgery cured it. Friday, August 13, he will have a biopsy.
A week later he is being evaluated by a neurologist at an Alzheimer's institute to see what kind of dementia he has. He may qualify for a research study then.
The other challenge this summer is that we have less income until I can substitute teach in the fall. When I have to stay home with my sweetheart all the time finances indeed will be even tighter. But I am not borrowing challenges down the road. August is enough.
Joni Eareckson Tada said: “I want to stay in the habit of 'glancing' at my problems and 'gazing' at my Lord.” Let me gaze daily on You, Lord.