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How Can I Cope With A Husband Who Is Starting To Forget Me
Accept it: Make sure pt. Has a diagnosis (like dementia). Once diagnosis is sure you have to avoid taking it personally when the patient does not recognize you or ask you the same thing often. Follow the flow, do not get angry with him. Try to ventilate your frustrations with a positive and productive way. Involve the whole family. Reserve some time for you personally to do thongs you use to love. ...Read more
Communication: It may be one way for a while but try to experess your emotions to your husband and then try to interest yourself in the things he likes and is interested in. Show your interest overwhelmingly in him and his likes and desires and then gently begin to try to engage him in what you like and your needs. You may need professional help. You may need to know more of the "why" that he is "not there". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Husband unstable: Talk to your doctor about obtaining counseling and/or support specific to your problem with your husband. E.G. If your husband is emotional because he is an alcoholic then join al-anon to learn about this disease and get support from a group. There are many types of support groups. Also there are faith based groups you can join. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Love & Support: Your husband need support and encouragement to let him know that dealing with a mood disorder is tough, but that you are there to love and encourage him. It may be helpful to find some books to read to better understand his disorder. It would also be helpful if you are willing to attend therapy with him to talk through relational issues that may be causing additional stress. ...Read more
Why do I always forget things eventhough I am still a teenager at the age of 15? How can I cope with this?
Need more info: If this has always been a problem and is just getting worse as you get older AND school work likely more difficult ADD should be considered and an evaluation done. Girls with ADD ( no hyperactivity ) may get overlooked when they are younger. There are other issues that may cause difficulty with memory but you should start with your primary provider. ...Read more
My husband says that I sleep to much and it's causing me to forget things, I do forgot things could this be why?
Med and psych eval: Sleeping too much usually doesn't cause memory problems. There could be psychological reasons for forgetting or medical reasons. So you need a good evaluation which includes a physical check up and psychological evaluation to determine why you sleep too much and why you are forgetting things ...Read more
I shouted so loudly to my husband infront of my 9 &8 yrs old kids wil it affec them how to make them forget?
Education: Education is important to help cope with your husband's illness. Nami is an excellent support organization for mental illness. For maryland the link is http://www.Namimd.Org/. There are a lot of free support groups and educational resources through nami. The link http://www.Schizophrenia.Com/ has online support forums which may also be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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