I have so many questions and I'm sure lots of others do as well.
My dad has spent most of his life building things -- not as a job, but a very strong hobby. He has built furniture to houses. He's in mid-stage ALZ now. I'd like to find something he can build. Lincoln Logs and Kinex are still too childlike for him. Typical models I find at hobby shops are too intricate. Any idea what I can get that would be in the middle of these? I think model building would be great but it has to be more simple. Thanks in… read more
I know that ALZ can cause you to lose some words and understanding. But do you find that your loved ones start creating new words or phrases? Instead of a shower, Dad now takes a "shower-bath". And if we talk about shower, he doesn't understand. This is one of the easier ones to understand. It is making it hard to understand him. He knows what he is saying, but the rest of us don't. I think I may need to build a "Dad's Dictionary" as we figure these out.… read more
Hi all has anyone else experienced their LO remembering weeks old delusions when they can’t remember something from 5 minutes ago.
I’ve been listening to a re-run of Mum’s first One for the past hour
Any suggestions on how to get someone to eat. They either think they are too fat or they think they have already eaten and they haven’t. very stubborn and belligerent.
Hello all -
My MIL is sitting down/bending knees whenever she is being walked from bed to commode. Any tips and tricks to avoid her doing this? We have avoided using a gait belt by having two of us supporting her under her arms. We don't want to get overconfident and risk a fall with the belt.
Mom has some kind of magical way to hide pills in her mouth. Her hallucinations get really bad sometimes. Several of her meds are do not crush and this has become a real problem. Some are heavily coated so they don't just melt when moisture hits them like some if the others.
Dad has ALZ but is quite strong and still exercises faithfully every day (which I love, because it gives him something to do). Mom is recovering from a stroke. She is doing great but is still really weak. Dad missed her so much in the hospital that now she is home, he is hugging and kissing her almost every time he walks by her. Mom is okay with that, but he hugs so tightly now and his kisses are almost forceful. I'm not sure… read more
Hes eating and drinking less everyday. I give him Ensure to try and make up some calories and nutrients but I know its not enough because my mom says she hears his stomach growling when hes sleeping. Hes been hallucinating, and mumbling alot too. Hes losing so much weight and is so frail.