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How do you deal with a parent who does not want to quit driving.

We took mother 's keys away about 2 months ago. She did OK at first. Now she is demanding her key and does
not want anyone to drive her or go with her. Very frustrating.

posted 2 days ago by A myALZteam User

Vbl, have u taken her car away? My dad drives to get a taco and see his grand baby. I take care of him in the day and my sisters alternate at night.… read more

posted 2 days ago
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Moderate Stage

When do you decide to move to assisted living from independent living? Stove has been unplugged, doesn't seem to cook or heat up much anymore, one meal per day provided by facility is included, meals are brought in often by family and friends. I believe she has forgotten how to use the washer and dryer but of course has an excuse as to what is going on with it. I have started doing her laundry. In any given day she can range from totally off to great detail and recall. My fear is that she will… read more

posted 2 days ago by A myALZteam User

We moved my mom this past spring and have not regretted it at all!! She was only eating yogurt and Boost drinks before unless we brought her food which… read more

posted 2 days ago
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the stages of alzheimers

how do we know what stage my mother is in at the momment she has to have everything done for he like washing herself making something to eat and she cannot remember anything from 10 minutes ago.

posted 4 days ago by A myALZteam User

The dementia patient changes stages. Sometimes they are in two or more stages at once. I don’t think there are hard and fast rules about the stages.

posted 4 days ago
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Can anyone give me guidelines as to when to start Hospice?

Mom recently got discharged from her assisted living and is in a rehab, not of our choosing. After a hospital visit, that was recommended by the doctor at the assisted living, they decided that she was not well enough to return there.She is not doing well, very agitated and sometimes aggressive. We have tried to adjust her meds and she is either still agitated or totally snowed. In the last 3 weeks she has lost the ability to ambulate and has difficulty… read more

posted 8 days ago by A myALZteam User

Thank you Mombazo. I am grateful for your help and prayers. I will pray for you, also. XXOO

posted 3 days ago
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I have my husband decreasing with the dementia/alzheimer's. He's not cleaning himself when he has a bowel movement.

I help him to clean himself after a bowel movement, but is not easy. He gets very angered, irritated and is starting to hold my wrists hard and changing his face to angered one. I'm getting scared of his behaviour. Any suggestions please?

posted 10 days ago by A myALZteam User

Thank you!

posted 10 days ago
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My mom is in mid stage. We have taken car keys away and she is continuing to have a difficult time. How long does this last? What can I d

She sobs. Tells us we don't understand. She feels like she is in a prison, Taken her will to live. Not sure what approach I should use to help her adjust. Will she adjust? She lives alone and there are 3 daughters who are willing to take her wherever and whenever she needs to go.

posted 11 days ago by A myALZteam User

We had to do the same for Dad a few months ago. He was very confused and annoyed with us. We continue to reassure him that it was the safest thing not… read more

posted 5 days ago
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I'm looking for recomendations, red flags, cues and tips in deciding whether or not to move my Mom from one ALF to another one.

My Mom is 90 prob mid stage Alz and quite spry, social, friendly with many - but no true best friend. She's agreeable and kind, She does get frustrated at times and many periods of low energy, feeling tired, just don't feel right without anything obvious going on.

she's been in one facility nearly 3 years. It was difficult at first but gradually got better. In the last year I feel that she… read more

posted 12 days ago by A myALZteam User

Perhaps the move shortly before your holiday will be a good thing? It will give her time to settle in and become absorbed in to her new environment… read more

posted 5 days ago
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Care center

In U.S. are there facilities that take patients who only have Medicare as income?

posted 15 days ago by A myALZteam User

Is this for an Alzheimer’s patient? I would doubt that you could get any kind of long term care in a nursing home from Medicare. You’ll get 100 days… read more

posted 5 days ago
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Can Alzheimer's causing dieibies ?

My wife Ben drinking more and more soda and ice tea

edited, originally posted 23 days ago by A myALZteam User

Hi Alan Cates. If sugary drinks give her pleasure; quality of life measures would indicate she should be given whatever it is she wants. As her appetite… read more

edited, originally posted 20 days ago
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