Our expert says:
Shame, he has indeed had an awful year. I actually know what i's like. I wonder if you might find a shrink you might agree to do a home visit under these circumstances. Ot whether your husband might agree to go and see a shrink, if he felt the main reason was so he could advise the shrink about some problem you had, or which he had with you ? Risperdal can indeed help greatly, though there MAY be a small increased risk of heart attack or stroke, the improvement is generally worth the risk. There can be many causes of dementia or something very like it. Some are mainly physical, and for instance if there is heart failure not under control, reduced oxygen supply to the brain can make one very confused. And something like that if only happening ocasionally, can cause such Ugly Periods, which could be helped by managing the heart failure.
I understand, from personal experience, the despair you can feel, especially as the time-line is unpredictable. He copuld die tomorow or in 2 or 3 years time. Don't you deserve to get someone to help you care for him, and to give you some of the support you need ?
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