Home health care helps woman stay connected with husband with dementia

Home health care helps woman stay connected with husband with dementia

ST. GEORGE, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - Rosemary and her husband Jack have been married for 56 years. Their life took a drastic U turn five years ago during a trip in Idaho.
ST. GEORGE, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - While we look into Home Health Care, you have to know the families who are benefiting from the help.

Rosemary and her husband Jack have been married for 56 years. Their life has been pretty normal, filled with wonderful things. Highlighted by their five children and seven grand children.

Their life took a drastic U turn five years ago during a trip in Idaho.

Rosemary said, "We were traveling through Idaho and my husband kept making wrong turns.

Rosemary was caught off guard, what was going on? Jack's resonse opened up the door to a what her future would hold and it was nothing like what they expected.

Rosemary said, "He said, 'Please don't get upset at me because it's only going to get worse.' And then I knew that something was going on."

Soon the family learned it was Lewy Body Dementia. Jack's life would never be the same, despite the change in what the Pritchard's can do and can't do, they have a very positive outlook, together.

Rosemary said, "Look how long we've had each other, for better or worse as it goes on!"

It does go on and it is made easier thanks to In Home Care. Allowing Jack to be home, with his wife and together.

Rosemary said, "Often times people with dementia become disoriented in new situations. And it can have an adverse effect on their health to be put in a hospital or in a nursing home or something like that."

Making it easier for rosie to take care of her husband and still get out of the house.

Rosemary said, "I've been a recipient of respite care that allows me to dash around and do the things I need to do and not have to drag my husband around with me."

With this extra help Rosie and Jack live their lives in Southern Utah: together.

Rosemary said, "This is not an awful thing. It's not anything we would have chosen but we get to be together all the time."



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