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Are You Frustrated With Finding Effective Treatments For Alzheimer’s?

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ALL of you: MarkLowery, KerryAWill, Helen5, Otto, Janelwessely . . Thank you thank you, thank you!!! I couldn't have said it better than all of you. You nailed it exactly. I wanted to give you… read more

posted 2 hours ago

Has Any Bought The RAZ Memory Cell Phone. Wanted To See How It Was.

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Thank you for sharing. I've been waiting years for something like this. I will consider it for my dad, although it might be too late. So curious what others will think of it. Thanks again.

posted June 11

Anyone Else Experiencing Stress Induced Weight Gain And May Feel Like It's A Waste To Keep Trying While Caregiving?

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I feel that I'm in burnout mode. Haven't been to the gym in 3 wks. Tired when that alarm goes off at 5 am to go...so i don't. Body is out of whack and the inflammation is real. Have a beautiful pool at home and at the moment i watch the grands in it...i have no energy. It's not all from caregiving...had THAT TALK with hubby this morning!!

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I'm gaining weight and he is loosing it. I've always been an emotional eater. Trying to get him to eat more I find myself grazing. I can't leave him for long periods so the gym or a quiet walk is… read more

posted June 11

Does Anyone Have Advice For Finding Neurologist Who Understands Dementia? We Are Desperate For Some Medical Help. On Waitlist Until Novembe!

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Try a University Medical referral. Area agency on aging can help, Alzheimer’s assoc. can help. Call your health ins. Company and ask for a list of neurologists in your area. When you call Area Agency… read more

posted June 9

As Alz Progresses, Do Sleep Patterns Change? Up All Night/sleep All Day? Sleep 20 Hrs At Night/4 Hours Off/on In The Daytime? Etc.

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My husband went from taking daily afternoon naps to sleeping 10-12 hours at night.

posted 2 days ago

This Site Is Ridiculous

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Have You Read My New Book, Just Released On Amazon: "Az And Me: A Partner's Journey With Alzheimer's"? A Story Of Many Of Us Caregivers.

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Any Advice For Caregiver Or Experience With Sudden Restlessness And Anxiety In Vascular Dementia Patient.

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in bed and out of bed, asleep, awake, asleep, awake, 2 glasses of fresh water at bedside and walking around house opening and closing frig looking for something to drink. 30 minutes later the entire routine plays out again. 2:00 AM

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I don't tell John the med is to calm him down. I just say here's your medication...it was still in the cup,,,or oops I forgot to give this to you earlier. So far he's been cooperative. I just… read more

posted June 5

Need Help With Handling The Outbursts, Negative And Hurtful Behaviors, Under Special Circumstances.....

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I'm a stage 3 cancer patient, he's a cardiac and alzheimers patient, I'm his sole caregiver. We've been told we have to move from our rental we;ve been in for 11 years. In the past we had another move that was very upsetting and I think this forced move is triggering those memories on top of his inability to cope with even the smallest issue anymore. He's very anxious, always on edge and so very very hard to be around. He was always a mostly easy going, fun loving person. He depends on me for… read more

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Kapuna: Re the outbursts, etc. your Dr can prescribe anti-anxiety "chill pills" for him, that will improve BOTH your lives! This is a phase in his dementia journey, and dr has seen this before
I'm… read more

posted June 2

Does Your Loved One Take Things That Are Not Theirs?

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My mom has dementia/Alzheimer’s and has been visiting her grandson for a couple of weeks. She has started taking things that do not belong to her and putting them in her pocket, purse or suitcase. Things like coins, watch charger, water bottles, tissues, toothbrush charger, prescription, odd items.

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You almost have to talk to them as a child because they don't know anybetter.

posted 5 days ago
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