major medical event that took 6 months of this year for him to get through, 3 surgeries and with an ileostomy. He went through the DTs and dilerium and it unmasked his encephalopathy,. Some of it has gotten better, but a lot of it is here to stay. He takes Thiamine regularly and so far has stayed off drinking -- ecept for a slip up recently. I am his only caregiver and I just need to plug into something other than al-anon which is not helpful in dealing with this type of dementia