Hi rosyd, Yes, not for the weak indeed. The caregiver three C’s help keep me on track. We caregivers didn’t Cause it, we can’t Control it and we can’t Cure it. Back in the day when I filled in as a “moderator” at a NAMI support group I used to add, BUT we can figure out how to Cope with it. New members would look so disappointed. Coping may not seem like so much to the new caregivers, but it is everything once you can figure out what you can do to help and you get that new normal on a better life track for family member and caregiver. It always seems to involve giving up some things (that you didn’t want to give up) and adjusting to new circumstances.
Your son sounds a little like my son, on lighter cycles my son does seems to realize something isn’t right, because of my son’s anosognosia, he just confabulates it to be because of something else.
It is a journey indeed!