Mom unusually woke this morning with extreme tiredness and confusion. As a reminder from an earlier post, mom broke her ankle and was placed in a cast this week, she is using a walker. She got up to use the restroom and I could hearing her mumbling about not having any toilet paper when there was actually plenty there. I went to check on her and she had fallen asleep with her head resting on her knees. It took strength to get her back in an upright position. She had very little… read more
The symptoms developed after being under general anesthetic for an aneurysm stent surgery five years ago. He is on aricept 10 mg at night and mementine 10 mg twice a day. We have been active and walk 25-30 miles a week. Suddenly it is like a light switch was flipped. He is tired and sleeping more, up more at night, and always complains about shortness of breath. Had him to emergency twice within 7 days and all kinds of tests were… read more
Mom has just been prescribed Trazadone for both sleep and paranoia. At what time in the evening is the best time to give. Also, how drowsy does this med make them? Will she now be able to sleep through the night? Do I have to worry about her having accidents in bed, although she hasn‘t had those problems yet. She also broke her ankle last week and had to put a cast on because she wouldn’t leave on her orthopedic boot. I worry so much about her getting up in the middle of the night and falling… read more
I have not started up the 3 hour a week respite care again yet. Im kind of scared to do it, with the Virus. Mom in law is in stage 6, somewhere.
Dad loved to stay active. Now that he is wheelchair bound with little strength, he still moves his legs like he wants to get the wheel chair to move, but he can't manage and I think it is frustrating for him. I'm trying to come up with good fidget toys to see if keeping his hands busy will help. I've researched online but I'm concerned about quality and having the toys break. Most have small pieces and I don't want Dad to break them off and then think they are food. Ideas?
Mum was diagnosed with dementia and alzheimer's 2 years ago go after two quite bad falls we decided to move a room with us . I am 61 have up my job to look after her full time. Previously I was her carer daily part-time.and able to keep my job.. so I gave up my job but the Alzheimer's has got quite severe and mum is getting more and more confused.. in that two year I lost my son unexpectedly..and I found it very hard..but I continue to do my best..it's extremely difficult at times to keep… read more
I am looking for some advice on trackers. We have used a Yepzon for my husband. However, I had too many issues with charging, tracking, etc. In addition it is not very user friendly. So I started researching this again, but there are many out there, but how good are they really??? I saw several that had an SOS button and a way to communicate with them verbally from your smartphone. My husband is no longer able to use his phone so Life 360 isn't an option. He hasn't wandered lately, but that is because… read more