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Extreme Tiredness And Confusion

Extreme Tiredness And Confusion

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

A myALZteam Member said:

So very sorry to hear of your difficult time. I take trazadone to help me sleep and I find I need at least an hour before it kicks in. It does make me… read more

posted about 24 hours ago

My Husband Has Been Treated For 5 Years For Dementia/early Onset Alzheimer’s.

My Husband Has Been Treated For 5 Years For Dementia/early Onset Alzheimer’s.

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

A myALZteam Member said:

Hi and welcome to this caring group where you can always find support and info. I'm a retired mental health RN and think your hubby would be less drowsy… read more

posted 2 days ago

Starting Trazadone

Starting Trazadone

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

A myALZteam Member said:

Bed rails? Isn’t there an alarm for the floor or bed? ( thinking I read on here something about alarms folks have .)

posted 1 day ago

Has Anyone Starting Using Respite Care Again With Covid 19?

Has Anyone Starting Using Respite Care Again With Covid 19?

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.

A myALZteam Member said:

I miss my 4hour break. 10 am until 2 pm. Her Gathering Place has been shut down since March. Go away Corona Virus Not sure if she even remembers going… read more

posted 3 days ago

Favorite Fidget Toy?

Favorite Fidget Toy?

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?

A myALZteam Member said:

When we go to my son’s house, he spends a lot of time going through the drawer in their coffee table. I’m thinking that when we move into our new… read more

posted 5 days ago

Moving Mum In To Care

Moving Mum In To Care

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

A myALZteam Member said:

I love you

posted 2 days ago

Trackers

Trackers

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

A myALZteam Member said:

Janiece, does your police or county sheriff maintain a database of dementia patients.
Does he wear an ID bracelet?
Hide the car keys for sure.
My… read more

posted 7 days ago

What Is The Best Way To Hear My Mom In Law Get Out Of Bed? Afraid She Will Fall Down The Stairs

What Is The Best Way To Hear My Mom In Law Get Out Of Bed? Afraid She Will Fall Down The Stairs

A myALZteam Member said:

Does anyone know if there is a motion sensor device that sends an alert to your cell phone instead of having to carry around a pager?

posted 1 day ago

Has Anyone’s Adult Day Program Reopened Yet? What Are The New Expectations?

Has Anyone’s Adult Day Program Reopened Yet? What Are The New Expectations?

A myALZteam Member said:

Husband has never been to one. Not sure if he would agree. I am still able to leave him for about 1 hr. I’m sure one day I will try the daycare route.… read more

posted 13 days ago
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