Alzheimer's

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When does the fear and anxiety go away if it ever does?

When does the fear and anxiety go away if it ever does?

Just wondering, when does the fear and anxiety lessen and being scared go away? I know this isn’t about me but my loved one. I have researched a lot about the disease but still feel like a rookie! Before my husband’s diagnosis, and before we knew something was wrong, he got us into a world of financial trouble! I was one of those spouses who never did finances or taxes in my life! I shockingly found out he had not paid taxes for two years, had missed 3… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

When I realized that my husband was following in his parents footsteps, I was sick with anxiety for a few days. I thought he’d be gone in a few short… read more

posted about 7 hours ago

Have I done enough?

Have I done enough?

Everything is a learning curve since my husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Friends have given me advice so, years ago Jim and I went to a family planning lawyer to set things in place when we die! Our only child, a 50 year old single mom of a 9 year old son is all set! We didn’t want her to have any problems, so, we both have Powers of Attorney for medical and financial. We have living wills and DNR’s in place. I have filed the POA’s with Social Security, the IRS, and our investment… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

Weenstra, Thank you.

posted 18 minutes ago

Overeating?

Overeating?

I read about Alzheimer’s patients not eating, however, I have the opposite problem. Since my husband can still walk and make food to eat, he eats all day. One sandwich after another, plus several cups of coffee a day! I don’t have room to hide stuff and he’s not gaining weight! In fact, our doctor advised he drink an Ensure with each meal. We can’t afford buying groceries every three days! I do hide things under my bed if they are for me alone, or he will eat them. Has anyone had this problem? So far… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

Linda, thank you for the interesting information. Seems like I learn something new about every day. Thanks again.

posted about 4 hours ago

We are choosing not to tell Mom of her Alzheimer's diagnosis.

We are choosing not to tell Mom of her Alzheimer's diagnosis.

How have you handled questions that go like this...

"Why am I not remembering pieces of my life"?
"I feel like I'm going crazy"

We did not know what was happening with her until just 10 days ago and she has spiraled quickly since January.

Thanks in advance for your input.
Lisa

A myALZteam Member said:

Mom has had cognitive challenges since birth. I'm rethinking my decision but still very unsure. Thank you for the support!

posted 12 days ago

Anybody else's LO been diagnosed with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's?

Anybody else's LO been diagnosed with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's?

My mom has had dementia for several years now but today she was diagnosed with Parkinson's. She is 90 years old.

A myALZteam Member said:

Bless your heart and hers!

posted about 11 hours ago

How do I get my mom to keep her covers on at night?

How do I get my mom to keep her covers on at night?

Every morning I go to wake Mom up and her covers will be on the floor and she will be curled up trying to stay warm. I get up at least once every night and put them back on her. Any suggestions?

A myALZteam Member said:

John does the same thing.I get up a couple of times and cover him.

posted 9 days ago
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