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Visit Or Stay Away?

Visit Or Stay Away?

I am at a loss. Ernie has been having meltdowns whenever I have to leave him at the hospital to go home. Now he is having meltdowns when I come back. Has anyone else had to deal with this type of situation with your loved one and if so, please share what you did. The nurses have a hard time with him when I’m not there because he keeps getting out of bed to go look for me and setting off the alarm.

A myALZteam Member said:

I saw a mat you can put by the door so if he goes out you hear. Also I was told by a nurse to put a curtain over the door so they don't recognize it.

posted about 3 hours ago

How Do Caregivers Feel About Prescription Drugs For Dementia

How Do Caregivers Feel About Prescription Drugs For Dementia

A myALZteam Member said:

My Mama was in Aricept. The Dr told us it will mildly slow down the disease. It gave Mama horrible smelling poops 💩 so we took her off. Nothing will Stop the disease so let them be.

posted 4 days ago

Has Anyone Experienced Their Loved One Becoming Very Ridged And Unable To Bend Or Even Stand Up Straight?

Has Anyone Experienced Their Loved One Becoming Very Ridged And Unable To Bend Or Even Stand Up Straight?

My husband in the last week is getting so hard to move around. I am his caregiver and his inability to bend and walk is making it almost impossible for me to get him in and out of bed or even to the couch. Is this the progression and if so how do you handle this?

A myALZteam Member said:

Cv2 I’m so sorry you are having to deal with this. I’m sure it is very difficult to manage
In the later stages, muscles can become stiff. They may also not be able to smile, hold their head up and… read more

posted 9 days ago

Realizing Our Nows Are Better Than Tomorrow's

Realizing Our Nows Are Better Than Tomorrow's

Deslex writer:......This Monster only grows stronger, but we can slow it down. What easy to do is not see the things we "can still" say while slowing it while we still can understand
We can focus on The End or this moment. That moment has good things, but we need to look....while we still can
The best is time, our only time, we have to build some stronger contacts with those special people in our lifes. I get lots of nice warm feedback with sharing of my feelings .........BOTTOM LINE...Don't… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

It is me who you s declining. It is so hard to get motivated. I am sincerely trying to focus on the now. I am painting my back porch and spending time outside more. I keep a schedule of duties. I… read more

posted 10 days ago

I Have Alzheimers, & I Sometimes Feel Like I’m Looking Through A Hole!! Blinders Maybe?

I Have Alzheimers, & I Sometimes Feel Like I’m Looking Through A Hole!! Blinders Maybe?

A myALZteam Member said:

So sorry, Ondie!
I tried to envision my husband’s view point & it breaks my heart.
God’s love & comfort to you & your family.

posted 13 days ago

Information On Donating Someone's Brain After They Pass From Alzheimer's To Be Used For Medical Research

Information On Donating Someone's Brain After They Pass From Alzheimer's To Be Used For Medical Research

Has anyone on here checked into donating the LO's brain to medical science when they have passed away?
What are the steps? Would you recommend it?
Have a "day".

A myALZteam Member said:

I thank you for this information...it would be great to have this terrible illness be conquered by medical science.

posted 18 days ago

I Have A Question On Companion Wheelchairs.

I Have A Question On Companion Wheelchairs.

I bought one for my husband because I can't lift the heavier chairs. It works great except my husband's legs are too long. When he uses the foot rest his knees are in his chest. Is anyone aware of a companion wheelchair that works for tall men. He's not that tall around 5'11". Thanks!

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