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I Need Ideas On How To Keep Moms Depends On Her.

I Need Ideas On How To Keep Moms Depends On Her.

She cheerfully will wear Depends, but will pull them down and go to the bathroom anywhere. I thought of something like suspenders that would slow her down and give me time to get to her before she goes. I get up several times a night to take her to the bathroom and watch her like a hawk during the day, but she is so quick to pull them down I don't know what to do. I am so tired of cleaning it up and washing all her bedding and my nerves are bad from continually… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

Good idea!!

posted 3 days ago

Does Anyone Have Experience With "gait" Apraxia?

Does Anyone Have Experience With "gait" Apraxia?

A myALZteam Member said:

In the reading I have done, it is not super common in Alzheimer’s patients, especially not until later stages, but it is common enough that if you… read more

posted 4 days ago

Senior Living

Senior Living

Has anyone tried senior living? I am looking into a place that has Independent, Assisted & Memory care. Any thoughts?

A myALZteam Member said:

My sister is in an Assisted Living Facility in FL., I live in SC. She never married and doesn’t have family close by. She has a very good friend nearby,… read more

posted 11 days ago

Disability For Dementia

Disability For Dementia

Would anyone know if dementia is considered a disability ? My husband starting having memory issues 5-6 ago and had been seeing a neurologist during that time which of coarse his memory is much worse things he could do in the past he can no longer do I was told by a neighbor that I should check into disability .
I thought this would be the best place to start and get input .
Thanks so much
Linda Brooks

A myALZteam Member said:

That does change things. My wife is only 61, so applying for disability allowed her to draw her money early. The amount is what she would have received… read more

posted 12 days ago

Do Tremors Come Early Or In Late Stages Od This Disease?

Do Tremors Come Early Or In Late Stages Od This Disease?

A myALZteam Member said:

Thank you all for the replies. Raymond also shuffles and doesn't pick up his feet. We currently do not have a neurologist as the one we were dealing… read more

posted 1 day ago

My Dad Is 87 Years Old And I'm His Daughter & Full Time Caretaker.

My Dad Is 87 Years Old And I'm His Daughter & Full Time Caretaker.

We are having new carpet and paint inside his house. Furniture will be moved out and no tv. Should I take him to a Family members house during the day while they work? This could be 2 weeks to complete. I'm afraid this will be very disturbing to Dad. He still knows what's going on and who we are. Just very forgetful.

A myALZteam Member said:

Berkster, We had new flooring put down in our home and I took my husband to the Oregon coast for a few days. We came home a day before they were… read more

posted 15 days ago

Walk Saturday November 7th

Walk Saturday November 7th

Are there any groups or individuals from the Middleburg/Orange Park/Fleming Island/Oakleaf areas who are walking for Alzheimer's tomorrow that would be interested in walking together?

Thanks!
Terri

Is It Appropriate To Request A Caregiver Staff Change?

Is It Appropriate To Request A Caregiver Staff Change?

My dad is in Independent Living. After he fell, we're having a caregiver come in for an hour three times a day to help him with tasks because his right arm is in a sling. Before the fall, we wanted a caregiver to come in semi-regularly to do things like a load of laundry and some dishes but my dad was resisting, so getting this set up was a silver lining to the fall.

The caregivers are staff in the IL facility. My dad did not like one of the ladies and… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

@A myALZteam Member Thanks. Hope it's a smooth day for you both.

posted 17 days ago
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