She hasn't eaten a bite of anything for two days, except 2-5 packs of donut holes yesterday evening.
She is still very angry today. Wants me to tell her the truth about how I got here and why I'm here.
I've sent him some background and current info about her symptoms and he's responded that we can discuss during the visit. I have strict orders from her not to open my mouth. She has been so hateful the past two days, I'm questioning everything again. 😞
Hello everyone! This is my first post. I am posting regarding my 86-year-old mother. Four years ago she was having trouble walking and with her memory. We thought for sure it was dementia. The neurologist and brain surgeon said she had Water on her brain. They then put a shunt in and it helped tremendously. It’s only been three years, she’s really starting to decline and really forget things. I know it’s dementia or Alzheimer’s. We’ve been seeing the neurologist but she doesn’t seem to give me a… read more
My 74 year old mother with alzheimers lives alone. If someone is visiting or she has somewhere to go she is alert and awake, but if not she sleeps. I have a nanny cam and she has slept on the couch all day today excpet for 10 minutes when she talked to us on the phone. Is there any medication that can help her be more awake? I could understand this if she was in the later stages but she still drives and completes her ADLs on her own. I would say she sleeps 18+ hours a day. I have noticed that… read more
When my dad tells a story I know didn’t happen, or relays info that I know isn’t right, do we correct him?
Should I inform them of her dementia? Or just go with the flow?
My wife is seeing a Neurologist, follow up.
Previously,. diagnosis MCI.
I have a list of symptoms (word doc).
What should I talk to the doctor about?
One concern, I have DPA. Do I need guardianship?
Following week, meeting with attorney who did POA , ten years ago for updates on will, trust, etc.
Michael, here is a link to The Alzheimer’s Association which contains a list of questions to ask your wife’s doctors:
I am sorry if this is gross. But I am so frustrated. I am the main caregiver for a friend w alz. She has forgotten how to help herself move a bowel movement out. In fact, i think she purposely holds it in.
If anyone else has had this happen to their loved one, please give me some advice on what to do to help her.
I’m confused. A few weeks ago my husband needed me around constantly to make sure he didn’t do things like wash his laundry in the shower , encourage him to eat, not let the dog out without tying her up, or do anything dangerous. Now he seems more back to normal. There are still deficits that only I see. Like he can’t even play tic-tac-toe, or call 911. But he’s more helpful especially with things he has done in the past. He can’t handle finances at all. He needs help with the remote. Now he’s… read more
Is this part of the illness? I am so confused, just came from an orthopedic surgeon appointment. Next Step x-rays. Need to make appointment.