Alzheimer's

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Using hands to feed with ?

Has anyone else’s family member gone backtoeating likea child and using handsas implemets to feed himself instead of using knife and fork. MyDad doesnt do it all thetime buton occasions does ?

posted about 20 hours ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Yes sometimes my mom uses her hand, on those days I notice she might be shaking a little more then usual, or might need help picking up the food with… read more

posted about 20 hours ago
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Move to Home

Found the perfect place for hubby,thinking I might go there!! I would like to do it slowly take him there a couple of times and then leave him for a few nights and increase it.He will know some of the carers/friends from the Day Care. This is probably for me! Could not take him and leave for a few weeks. Would love to have views from exsperience folk!!

posted 1 day ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Thank you!

posted about 14 hours ago
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Has anyone been through this?

My dad is a Alzheimer's patient. He started urinating blood in July. While he was in the hospital he was put to sleep to do a scope. This caused him to have seizures and his heart rate to go crazy. He is now on medicine for seizures and heart rate. He has had a catheter almost 2 months now. He was walking when we went to hospital in July but now he can not walk, he is totally bed ridden and totally helpless. The only foods he can eat is pureed and his liquids have to have thickener… read more

posted 6 days ago
A myALZteam Member said:

I forgot to add, she improved enough to be taken off hospice in June.

posted 2 days ago
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metformin and dementia

I have been reading about the connection between metformin and dementia. My dad has diabetes and has taken it for years. Is there anyone that has had a connection like this? Just wondering.

posted 6 days ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Hubby scan show a enlarge red vain ,it was not what the doctor thought she would see as in his teenage till 22 he did boxing

posted 6 days ago
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My dad becomes agitated and the nursing home said combative. They put him on Ativan and I hadquit taking and stared

The nursing home called me and I was available to come to nursing home and they said he was combative. I got there and he was fine and they took him to get a shower. He told me that they “rule” Is there another option that they can do? Spongebath etc?

posted 15 days ago
A myALZteam Member said:

@A myALZteam Member As you are getting things organized for the trip, remember to bring a few things to make the trip feel more like home. A favorite… read more

posted 4 days ago
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Aricept

Donepezil was prescribed for my husband who is in early stage AD. We started with 5 mg. and after 6 months increased it to 10mg. He took it at bedtime and never had an adverse reaction. With the increase to 10mg. he experienced nightmares and diarrhea. The doc said to stop all and start over with 5 for a month and take it in the morning. Now, it is time to increase it again but I'm not sure if that is a good idea. Anyone else have this problem with 10mg ?

posted 24 days ago
A myALZteam Member said:

We also did the 10 mg in the morning with no side effects.

posted 6 days ago
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Mom is increasingly agitated. Lashing out at caregivers. What to do?

My 74 y.o. mom has been in a small board & care facility since February. It was a rough start with her wandering around the house at night, going into other residents' rooms, even going upstairs to staff quarters (she likely did this as her room at home was upstairs).

She eventually settled down but now 6 mos. later she has resumed those activities and has become incredibly hostile towards her primary caregiver. Throwing water at her,… read more

edited, originally posted 28 days ago
A myALZteam Member said:

My sweet gentle mother can hit and kick like a boxer when agitated or confused, and I am the sole caretaker. Her doctor has prescribed seriquel… read more

posted 2 days ago
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Convinced someone is stealing his money

Husband last night accused perspective Grandson in law of taking 20 out of his wallet. No matter how much I said it couldn’t be as it was on the table all night & kids weren’t near it he is adamant. Then this morning he said another 20 has gone missing!!! Again accuses Granddaughter/ bf but they didn’t even come in the bedroom where he had it under his pillow!! Is this not unusual in Alz/ Dementia condition?? Need help as to what to do??

posted about 1 month ago
A myALZteam Member said:

This was one of the first clues my father might have Alzheimers. We lived together and he had a “talk”with me to discuss someone was in his safe taking… read more

posted 6 days ago
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mom is tripping, what shoes are best?

hello. Mom is getting further and further into Alzheimer's. She is now shuffling her feet and not picking them up. We have her in a sketcher type shoe that I think has too much grab for her. Do you have any recommendations as to what shoe may be best for her. I was thinking of a loafer type shoe, but not sure. Thank you for your time.

posted about 1 month ago
A myALZteam Member said:

My mom recently started shuffling her feet and bends her knees when walking . She has the black safety shoes which I find to heavy, I’ve bought her… read more

posted 5 days ago