My father is becoming more aggressive and rude and mean. Starting to say hurtful things. Any suggestions on how to ease him?
Is this normal, or don't couples just stay together through this struggle? had retired at age 48 when they married, no kids to raise during the marriage and he took care of everything. Now he doesn't drive and has some memory loss, but they are age 87, so isn't that part of aging?
My mother is at the end stage of Alzheimer's. She is very incoherent, incontinent, weak & needs to be fed. She sleeps a lot & so we wake her up, get her out of bed, clean her up then put her on a recliner so that she can listen to music or watch shows of babies laughing. A nurse told us that if we let her sleep a lot & keep her in bed? She might not wake up again. This is scary. Does anyone know if… read more
My husband is 77 and is taking Aricept, Namenda, Risperidone and Depokote Sps. About once a month he will have 24-36 hours of constant tremors, shaking, twitching. The first time it happened I took him to the ER where he had a CAT scan, CAT scan with contrast and ECG. Everything was normal. He looked like someone with CPalsy and could not sit up, use his arms or hands and jaw kept opening and closing with a clicking sound. He became so agitated with hitting nurses, etc. he had to… read more
Next month is my mom 80th birthday. She is in an assisted living facility since Sept., she is at moderate to severe Damenta. Is it a good idea to have a big birthday party or have groups of people individually go see her? We have taken her out 1 time since being placed and she did ok, but I am concerned about a big crowd of people all at once. Any comments would be appreciated.
Today my husband was off and said that my mother didn't wake up until about 10:30. She was angry when she got up because she said I didn't wake her before I left for work. I told him she just forgot I woke her up and told her it was ok for her to stay in bed, because I had to be into work really early this morning. I am not angry or upset that she forgot that I woke her, just not sure why she needs me to wake her. She didn't used to be this way. If I don't wake her she gets angry and… read more
My mom has alzheimers. And is going through a phase where she can't sit down for more than a few minutes at a time . She just walks up and down all day. She also doesn't stop talking. Sadly she doesn't make sense when she talks and mixes everything up. But she talks non stop.
We were just wondering if this is a normal phase that alzheimers patients go through?
And if there are any tips to help her relax?
Thank you in advance
I am moving my mom to a brand new memory care assisted living facility and they have a standard license. They dont have ECC or LNS license which are more advanced Licenses. She will have to move if she cant stand or pivot and they dont have a license for pureed food. They said that hospice can come in and help and keep her at this facility. It is called Allegro in Winter Park. It is a beautiful and very professional place and not cheap at $6k/month.
Has anyone made the decision to move your loved one in to an assisted living facility? My dad was diagnosed with dementia about 4 years ago. I’m sure he started developing it before then but he lived in another state and I had no idea. He has been living with us for the past 4 1/2 years. He has no friends and not much stimulation of any kind. Really has no interest in much. He will work on a jigsaw puzzle as long as I’m sitting with him but not always. I… read more