Friday, September 04, 2009

Great resources for spouse caregivers

If you're caring for an ill spouse (as I am), I've found a great resource at

Useful information on the site, but the real gems are in the forums (you'll need to register). I spent a fair amount of time being amazed and relieved that others experience what I do (e.g., distress over the change in our relationship, should I stay/should I go?, etc.).

On a different note, I started taking Effexor again for depression. Even tho' I'm only a few days into a low, ramp-up dose, I feel so much better. While I have mixed feelings about taking the meds, I can't argue with the results. And I'm a bit worried about side effects, but better the devil that you know.


David Schantz said...

Single Man,

Your right is a great site. Thanks for the info. I haven't had time to see it all but I saw enough to add it to the blog list at Alzheimer's In The House.

I have friends and family members that have problems with depression but I don't remember any of them ever mentioning Effexor. How long has it been around?

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karen said...

Thanks for the info. I will check it out.