My 85 yr old Dad had hallucinations 2 years ago of people in his house (he lives alone then) and no one would talk to him. He called 911. The officer called me per my Dad’s instructions. Took him to ER and did all kinds of tests including CT scan. No obvious issue except high blood pressure. Referral to Cardiologist & Neurology. Neurologist diagnosed mild dementia, prescribed Aricept, follow up in 1 year. In that year we dealt with the high blood pressure, new… read more
My wife is on the least amount of medications since December 2019...which is a good thing.
The nurses tell me she talks non-stop (no pausing), she doesn’t seem distressed, she is sleeping fine, eating fine....she talks non-stop when I have daily window visits. She mumbles but if you listen closely you can have a conversation. When I ask her “who are you talking too?, she replies “I am talking to myself”.
What has been your experience regarding non-stop talking?
Having minor issues with memory care community only providing activities of daily living, bathing, dressing, transferring from chair or bed, eating and toileting. Did not understand their limited health care service and may be required to provide a family/geriatric doctor, dentist/periodontist, optometrist/ophthalmologist, podiatrist, physical therapist. You can rely on the memory care facility to provide these specialists or you can… read more
I am NOT gone yet! Have no idea what is going to happen to me. Have absolutely no one to help or speak e we other. Had breast CA and a friend of my sister in law helped me.....She had BC but did not survive. I have no support and an petrified!
My husband gets very agitated with me when I suggest taking a shower. He wears depends because he is pretty much incontinent with urinating but not with his bowels. I feel like our house smells of urine all the time.
My husband has declined very quickly in the past few months. The only word he can say is “yes”. He no longer can express what he wants to say. he’s not able to say if he’s in pain or if he needs anything. It’s frustrating. I experience a very heavy heart every day. I miss him. I’m so angry that I can no longer hold a conversation with him. It's a horrible disease. I hurt so deeply every day having to watch him go thru this.
Recently my dad has mentioned seeing his mom, uncle and a dog that are all passed. Not sure if this is normal for people with dementia.
He wants likes and even controversy. He would be very angry if we take it away, his only daily social activity.
My mom is 95 and cannot speak, answer a phone, work a smartphone or computer etc. At the facility she is at, only scheduled outside visitations are allowed and even those are six feet apart. FaceTime visits are 3 times a week. Visitations are about once every two weeks.
I was wondering if anyone has suggestions or can tell me how their facility facilitates communication between the family and the loved one. Prior to Covid, I was there… read more