Re: What am I doing Wrong?
Oh Heaven, As the others have stated, you haven't done anything wrong to make your hubby feel that way.
It's just a sad part of the disease and unfortunately we too have been there done that to the point of Hubby putting us in financial distress for a while and I jumped through hoop after hoop to get it straightened out. Ultimately I ended up having to get guardianship of him as he would never give me a POA for anything besides medical.
We still struggle with accusations of theft and if you listen to him, the only reason he is with me is because I've convinced the Veterans that he is sick so I could steal his money. It can be maddening at times to have to listen to. I find walking away to another part of the house and melting into an activity, like our wii games, can help release a little pressure so I can go back and continue. Although I have been known to try reason in differing decibel levels at times. Not so much anymore though. Practice makes perfect, right?
Hang in there, try to remember that those thoughts are his reality, his brain is making him believe those things are true. Look at the color blue, tell yourself what color it is, now have everyone else tell you that it's not blue. You know it is, why can't everyone else realize it and why are they trying to change your mind? it's must feel similar to that and it has to be more frustrating for our loved ones than it is for us. To them, everybody is against them.
Kathy (age 49 married 30 yrs to Hubby age 75, dx DLB in Oct 2007)