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What is sundowners & what are the symptoms

My husband is very agitated fr early evening to the time I put him in to bed. He fights, argues, hits & get grabs my arms and pushes me away, pushinge down or twists my arm. He is very strong and can get very aggressive. He says no to everything at night. Are these signs if sundowners & if so what can I do?

posted about 8 hours ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Yes it sounds like sundowning. Talk to his doctor so he is put on seroquel to calm him down. If he cant sleep give him melatonin vitamins at night. They… read more

posted about 1 hour ago
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Sleeping pattern haphazard

My husband often sleeps 24 hours and up and about 24hours. Just now he has been up for 36 hours and no sign of him needing to sleep. He's ok but confused and wanting to "go home" I make sure he has food and drink, is this a medical condition as well as Alzeimers
Fortunately I get some sleep or I could not function.

posted about 19 hours ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Maggywire . This is common . My husband always is looking for his home. He doesn’t remember at least the lady 35 years, we married in 2000 and he doesn’… read more

posted about 11 hours ago
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what are the symptons of a UTI in an ALZ patient

posted 5 days ago
A myALZteam Member said:

With my mother, I first see the confusion that is non stop. Hallucinations, she has these fairy's that dance in a circle on the ceiling, then they fly… read more

posted 4 days ago
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Can I get his pain meds back

Our family dr cut his pain meds from six a day to three a day. He constantly says come on please all day and into the night. I think it's because his back is hurting and the Alzheimer's increases the agony. I'm going crazy here. I need help.

posted 7 days ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Maybe have him sleep on a heating pad.... heat helps my back feel better. I suspect your hubby was on some fairly strong drugs and the Dr is afraid… read more

posted 6 days ago
6 medium

L-Arginine

Hi, does anyone have any experience of any prolonged use of L-arginine with people with alzheimer's?
Regards, Steven

posted 9 days ago
5 medium

Frequent urination

My husband may get up as much as12 times at night to urinate. Some days he seems to go every15 minutes and then he might be fine for a few hours. We went to a urologist and all seemed ok. It all seems psychological. If we go to a movie, even if he went to the bathroom just before we went in, 5 minutes later he neds to go again. It’s driving me nuts. Is this a common symptom?

posted 9 days ago
A myALZteam Member said:

We went to a urologist. No evident problems.

posted 6 days ago
4 medium

seeing bright flashing lights??

Sorry to bother again (I'm fairly new to this scene!!) but is it common in people with AZ/Dementia to see flashing lights ?? My husband spoke of this and it has been a real struggle and taken 3 weeks or more but I eventually got him to attend an Optician appt and they checked his eyes out thoroughly and there is no evidence of a detached retina or anything going on with his eyes, so I wondered if this is maybe a 'hallucination' or something like that which ive heard of?? Any ideas… read more

posted 10 days ago
A myALZteam Member said:

My dad sees flashing lights and even tries to catch them at times..
Just the other day he said there's a red dot in your hair , let me get it for you !… read more

posted about 23 hours ago
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My Mum has dementia and is at the stage of not eating what we make for her.Anyone out there that can help?

posted 11 days ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Vella ...Mum has been suffering for over 6 yrs.BinaLavery ...Thankyou for your advice.

posted 11 days ago
9 medium

Cleanliness

How do I approach asking my dad to shower, to be cleaner.? He is not changing his clothes often enough as well. My mom is his main caregiver, and this is so stressful for her.

posted 12 days ago
A myALZteam Member said:

I used to take fresh towels to my dad in the morning and he would then ask me what they were for. I would tell him "Dad, you asked me to bring you a… read more

posted about 3 hours ago
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My Mom disagrees with everything I say.

Yesterday I told her it was my anniversary. She said, "No it's not." It's the same with everything I say. I have run out of things to talk about because it's always No. And I don't argue with her. So what do I do?

posted 13 days ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Whenever my husband contradicts something I say I just let him have his way and something like 'I must have remembered wrong' or something along those… read more

posted 12 days ago
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