My mom has lost 6 pounds in the last month. It is becoming increasingly more difficult to feed her. She won't open her mouth. When she does and I get food in there, she puts it in her cheek. I give her frequent reminders and try to show her what to do (ie. open your mouth, chew your food, push the food to the back of your mouth, etc).I know a feeding tube is an option, but I'm not sure we're at that point yet. Does anyone have any tips or suggestions of things to try?
I recently read where there is a lady that talks to people that are not there. Her mother had been diagnosed with the type of memory loss but I can not remember the name. Can someone help me with this. I deal with this a lot with my spouse.
My wife was recently diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease in July, 2020. I've been investigating alternative therapies versus the pharmaceuticals currently available (my wife's doctor recommended Namenda), and came across several intriguing articles using Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) as a treatment for Alzheimer's disease, especially when one is diagnosed early with the disease.
I am moving my mother from independent to assisted living on Friday. She is very aware of things, but does have moderate memory issues and can become agitated if she isn't given the time to understand every minute detail.
I overhear lots of conversations between mom and friends/family and when they ask her how things are going, her response is always negative. She says "it's rough" or "bad". When I ask her about it, she swears she didn't say that. Seems like I can't do anything right, when I get her breakfast, lunch and dinner, give her the meds, wash her clothes, fix her tv (a million times a day),.... it's exhausting and hurts when I feel like she's talking bad about me to others. My sibs say that… read more
My husband was so confused and was wandering away. He once hid from everyone. I felt it best to have him in a safe place. I am so guilty about this. Anyone have any advice. It would be greatly appreciated.