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Carer for my wife with paranoid schizophrenia

Posted: Fri May 11, 2012 12:33 pm
by silverdel
Hi,
My name is Derek, aged 59, living in Somerset married for 38 years with two daughters and two grand daughters, I have been a carer for my wife for over 13 years, the last year being full time carer. Unfortunately my wife,aged 57, suffers from paranoid schizofrenia which has a dramatic affect on not only her life but sadly mine also, I suffer from depression. Because of the paranoia my wife refuses to have any dealings with any medical services including doctors,nurses health visitors I on the other hand have to deal with the local mental health team, but their treatment of my illness is compromised as the underlying cause of my illness is my wifes illness.
I am looking for help, guidance pointers etc, in my lone effort of caring.
Thanks for the use of the site, I look forward to posting and answering posts on here.

Re: new member

Posted: Fri May 11, 2012 1:05 pm
by bowlingbun
Hi Derek,
Welcome to the forum. I'm sure there is someone here who will be able to give you a few ideas.

Re: Carer for my wife with paranoid schizophrenia

Posted: Fri May 11, 2012 4:51 pm
by Lucy Carers UK
Hi Derek,

I'm really pleased you've found this forum - there are lots of people on here who understand your situation and are around to give help, pointers and a friendly ear.

Best wishes,
Lucy

Re: Carer for my wife with paranoid schizophrenia

Posted: Fri May 11, 2012 4:52 pm
by Myrtle
Hi Derek and welcome Image

Re: Carer for my wife with paranoid schizophrenia

Posted: Fri May 11, 2012 5:21 pm
by no1mum
Hi Derek and a warm welcome to the forum.

Re: Carer for my wife with paranoid schizophrenia

Posted: Fri May 11, 2012 7:49 pm
by michael parker
Hi and welcome to the Forum.Hope you find it useful and fun. Image Image Image

Re: Carer for my wife with paranoid schizophrenia

Posted: Sat May 12, 2012 1:32 pm
by silverdel
Hi, Thanks for all the messages of welcome, it is quite refreshing to know that I am not always alone with my feeling of desperation, today is not going well, so far my wife believes that someone has got into the house during the night and injected her via her skull and this has made her fat over night! and while they were here they have stolen some old net curtains, it seems that those responsible are of Northern decent and related to me!
Is life ever going to be simple??

Re: Carer for my wife with paranoid schizophrenia

Posted: Sat May 12, 2012 3:43 pm
by tracie
hi and welcome