My Mom was diagnosed with Alzheimers in 2013. She still remembers all of us kids and can still do small tasks on her own. My mom was a person who was very involved in all sorts of things, she was writing her own book, went to a writers group, she loved to draw and paint, loves reading, went to spiritual guidance groups, does crochet and made lots of scrap books and never watched TV during the day. Now… read more
My mom has been losing her short term memory for about a year now. After a petscan it showed no signs of alzheimers, then in the same breath the doctor said they aren't always accurate. She tests well on that 30 point test when she is at the neurologist (29 & 28 out of 30 the two times she took the test). Then at home she can't remember seeing my sister the day before when she was at her house for dinner and forgets things that happened a few hours before. She also doesn't… read more
Mum gets very confused, looking for people that are not here. Says she doesn’t know who to believe. Asks where she is sleeping every night. In the morning she seems better. Maybe if she knew she had dementia she would understand her confusion.
I am my aunts carer and have a holiday booked that i would like to take her on, its just we are a bit concerned if she goes wandering, we know most of her places at home to look for her, we will be with her 24/7 but she does sometimes wander during the night
My mom has to have knee replacement as soon as possible. I help her with my dad has stage is he has to have someone with him at all times. He has to wear a diaper
I have no problem with my dad. But I don't want to see my dad naked. He knows who I am & I think he feels the same way. He will change his shirt shoes & socks for me. But not his pants. Mom will be in hospital for a couple of days. The thought of him being wet & not clean is… read more
My mom is at the very end of her life do I call her doctor or the EMT's when she passes? I'd say I have a day maybe up to 3 left!
I am needing advice on nursing home care for mom. She does not own her own house she lives with us. Has a little investment and owns some land. Will she have to get rid of all her assets before we can get help with the cost of the home? I have power of attorney and my name is on everything she has. It is a joint account on everything. If I have power of attorney does that make everything she has mine too? Can someone point me to the right direction to get some… read more
My mom seems ok sometimes but maybe that's me in denial. She opened the door for my oldest son who was struggling with his arms full but she will spend hours blessing every page in her cookbooks. She will rub her bible on the tables, the couch, her books. She will flick her hand in the sign of a cross at all of us. She doesn't go to church anymore because when she came back from it she would talk about demons in the garage. It confuses… read more
I applied for assistance with the Exelon Patch for my 91-year-old husband, who has been diagnosed with vascular dementia. It was denied on the basis that we have drug insurance. We do not. They sent us forms to fill out to appeal. It has about 4 options. One is go to the VA and one asks about our income and other hard-to-answer questions. I am trying to decide which option to take. I described it a little to my husband and he said I do… read more
No matter how many times she’s been told by numerous doctors about her dementia she is still in denial. She says things like “I think they’ve made a mistake”