Tom's decline began 8 years ago with mysterious gaps at first, until about 4 yrs ago, when he announced he was losing his memory. He is now in the middle stage of Alzheimer's disease. Some abilities lost. Some memories gone. Lucky for us he has retained his sweet disposition, ability to do crosswords, and enjoy family and friends. He has lost some mobility and endurance, so nice long walks are out. He also has difficulty going up and down stairs. He'll ask the same questions and repeat himself. On occasion he has to go the bathroom with great urgency typically in the evening when he is relaxed after a glass of wine. So far he does not require diapers although they are available. He is no more at risk for a fall than any person his age. Overall he is in good health. Tom enjoys movies, eating out, sports (he loves baseball, basket ball, football and track) and music. He loves to read, do crosswords and plays games on his iPad. So where is all this leading to.....? If you are reading this, it is because you have asked "How can we help?" We are ready for some help. Tom needs to have daily social stimulation. By himself, his day is limited to reading, iPad games and napping. In the past, being alone has made Tom melancholy. While it is my joy to be with him all the time, it has put me in an odd place. Tom is gentle and sweet and I am happy caring for him but it has come at an alarming cost of heart attack and diabetes. And I must outlive him! I need help so I can refill the well that allows me to continue to care for Tom. If any of you who Tom knows and trusts can spend an occasional 3 hours with him, I will be free to go to an appointment or paint with peace of mind. If you can help please sign up for a time slot in the Planner under the Ways to Help tab above.