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 My husband wants to us to get married 
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Post My husband wants to us to get married
Don't know if this is the right area, but here goes. My husband had severe Capgras Syndrome at home, thinking I was 3 different people. Since he's been hospitalized and now in a nursing facility, he began seeing me as his wife again, and introduces me this way. About 3 weeks ago, it changed again, and he began asking me to marry him. I continually respond "Of course I will marry you". Yesterday he was telling the staff (when I walked in) that I don't understand how he feels about me and is heartbroken that we can't get married. Of course I responded that I will marry him. He has said "Thank goodness, my heart is unbroken". Once I did try telling him that we did get married, which may have been wrong since he asked "Are we?" and I know that disagreeing is confusing. Any suggestions would be helpful because I am heartbroken without him, but have lots of support. How can I comfort him?

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Ann, Wife of Beloved Husband 70 years old, with LBD/Capras Syndrome and Parkinsonism.


Wed Mar 25, 2015 1:20 pm
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Post Re: My husband wants to us to get married
My mother & father in law went thru this when mom was in the latter stages. My husbands sister in law arranged for a wedding to "recreate" the memory for her. It did help for awhile.

Perhaps, have someone(s) from the home on Stand-By with a Bible and flowers to recreate the wedding vows anytime he needs? He won't know the preacher isn't real ;)

But you'd be giving him a great gift and precious memories for you. xxoo


Thu Mar 26, 2015 7:13 am
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Post Re: My husband wants to us to get married
I thought of the same, but wonder if he would even remember since his short term memory is gone. Did it help with your Mother and Father in Law?

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Ann, Wife of Beloved Husband 70 years old, with LBD/Capras Syndrome and Parkinsonism.


Sun Mar 29, 2015 6:49 am
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Post Re: My husband wants to us to get married
Not really but it made mama feel better for that moment.
Besides, YOU will have that memory forever. :)


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