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My Mum has nothing to do!

My Mum spent her life looking after other people and now she is poorly she has nothing to do. She has no hobbies or interests and she has a terrible back so is fairly immobile. This is not causing problems as her Dementia is progressing. She is teary in the afternoons and is generally depressed, she also gets very angry if we try to help her with things. It is so hard for us and especially for the kids (10 and 11) who want to do things with her but we have no idea what to do. She does… read more

tags: Hobbies Alzheimer's and Dementia Support

posted 5 days ago by A myALZteam User
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My Mom is the same no hobbies everything revolved around work. Now that she can not work she depressed. She had retired at 82. I will try some of the… read more

posted 1 day ago

Have you found any resources to help a family member understand Alzheimer's?

tags: understanding Alzheimer's family understanding

posted 5 days ago by A myALZteam User
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My husband and I took a class at our church. We I told hI'm about it. We had know idea what was coming next. So now going 3 years we have been taking… read more

posted 1 day ago

My Mom in law and I just don't know what to do anymore. Dad is in his 3rd memory care facility but we're

facing the same problem we faced at the other 2 facilities. They aren't doing anything to help with his word memory, speech therapy, personal cleanliness or even keeping the room clean!! We can't seem to find a competent facility that cares for their patients and their wellbeing. There are only 8 patients on the floor. It is so frustrating. Mom feels like she is paying $5000 a month!!! for ambiance and that's… read more

posted 8 days ago by A myALZteam User

Personal hygiene is so important to the person's self-esteem and for you to see that your love one is being taken care of. This must be so difficult.… read more

posted 1 day ago

neurologist

My 90 yr old husband was diagnosed about 3 years ago. I am wondering why he has to see the neurologist every 3 months. There is no cure for this disease. He is taking Donepezil and meds for his COPD. The Neurologist always asks the same questions. Yes hubby knows where he lives. He knows me and my children (we have been married only 7 years). He has no children of his own.

tags: #RNS#VNS#Neurologist

posted 9 days ago by A myALZteam User
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I think when first diagnosed they have them coming to see how fast the ALZ is progressing and monitor the meds he takes. And also in some states you… read more

posted 9 days ago

my mother hears music when the rest of us do. not anyone else have tja

the music only happens at night. Angone else have thag issue

posted 12 days ago by A myALZteam User
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In the last few days, my step mother has seen a little girl with a rash on her cheeks. She told me to wash her face. So I got up and said “Come on out… read more

posted 5 days ago

My Dad complains of "fullness in his head" and dizzyness each day. Part of his illness, or side-effect of meds?

Hi, ever since my Dad became ill two years ago at 87 years old, he has complained of a "fullness in his head". He has told doctors about this but they don't seem particularly interested. He is also dizzy most mornings. He lives alone & does stay up late watching tv and we have to remind him to drink water, but is physically fairly healthy for his age. I'm wondering are these symptoms common with… read more

posted 14 days ago by A myALZteam User
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....has he had his blood pressure checked or his sugars checked?

posted 6 days ago

Does anyone have specific tips for how to prepare for being out of town for 5 days?

In about 3 weeks I'm going away with friends for 5 days leaving my sweet RAC with our daughter and SIL, both of whom work during the day. We will have caregivers for 8-10 hours a day plus he will go to his two regular day programs. I've requested continuity of caregivers as much as possible and will have them in once or twice before leaving to get acquainted with him and our routines. The agency has requested a detailed plan of… read more

tags: Respite at home Caregiver burnout Agency caregivers

posted 15 days ago by A myALZteam User
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I agree with everyone. You've got this!

I mentioned in another post that having a list of "talking points" can be helpful. A few "fun facts" about him… read more

posted 12 days ago

My mom is acting strange... is the disease causing this??

My mom moved in with us 2 1/2 years ago. She brought along her two cars which are 13+ years old. She came to me last night saying “look who I found” she was holding the older cat and she said she has no idea how the cat found her but that the second she saw her little bit immediately remembered her. Then she went on to say that little bit and Julius didn’t fight when they were introduced and that Julius gave little bit a bath and welcomed her with… read more

posted 16 days ago by A myALZteam User
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My step mother (97) is seeing people in the house. The other day, it looked like she was stroking the cheek of somebody on her lap. She told me to take… read more

posted 7 days ago
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