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Does the Alzheimer's Association provide free respite care?

Someone told me the Alzheimer's Association provides free respite care. Is that true? I'm in central NC.

posted 1 day ago
A myALZteam Member said:

I know our local one does

posted 1 day ago
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Repetitive rejecting comments and accusatory questions.

This has been happening for several months . Mum constantly says "I've had enough of that" and also "what are you doing to me now" in a very accusitory manner. Mum even says this when I am not anywhere near her e.g. while I'm washing up dishes in the kitchen. Tonight she was eating pears and custard, feeding herself which she rarely attempts nowand obviously enjoyed them but still kept saying "I've had enough of that" between mouth fulls.

edited, originally posted 1 day ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Such a frustrating behavior to deal with. My mom doesn't say hurtful things, other than calling me "Bossy" when she doesn't like whatever I'm asking her… read more

posted about 15 hours ago
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Taking/ "squirreling", disguising and hoarding other people's possessions

Hello all,

Has anyone got any experience/advice for a relative with Alzheimers taking possessions not belonging to them (e.g. from day centres, restaurants, shops etc.), disguising and hoarding them? My 89 year old aunt, who has Alzheimers, has become very proficient at this and picks up any item from food to clothes. She has deveoped a penchant for cutlery–she thinks she could do with a knife in case there is an intruder; she is also… read more

edited, originally posted 4 days ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Thank you very much all- your replies, thoughts and support have been really helpful.

posted 3 days ago
4 medium

My husband still has sexual desires but unable to perform. How does one handle this?

posted 5 days ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Hi @A myALZteam Member.....difficult situation but there are medications to decrease physical libido so talk to your dr.

edited, originally posted about 17 hours ago
4 medium

My husband still has sexual desires but unable to perform. How does one handle this?

posted 5 days ago
A myALZteam Member said:

You should get a hold of the book the 36 hour day. It helps you with that. Try at not get upset and go with the flow or change the subject I just… read more

posted 4 days ago
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How to cope and remove the scent from Urinary incontinence?

My husband has been urinary incontinence for one and a half years. He's been to doctors with no intervention benefiting. I have come to realize it's part of this illness. But I have tried everything to remove the stains and sent. He also fails to change clothes so the smell is intense. He just doesn't have control or he fails to go to a bathroom. Apathy is the result. Any suggestions?

posted 5 days ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Glade makes a wonderful pet odour removal for carpets and works well for human odour . (.White bottle with blue lid.) Downie Unstopables in laundry also… read more

posted 5 days ago
5 medium

about T v

Hi all last night my husband was really confused about were we are living and even went to the tv to ask this bloke on there if he lived here as well it was hard to see him like that anyone else as the same problem ?

posted 6 days ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Hi PeterMeehan
Yes my mum does the same she talks to the T.V and waits for them to answer she thinks it's happening and real life.
Mum also has very… read more

posted 3 days ago
2 medium

Aricept

My husband takes in the morning, should it be switched to evening

posted 9 days ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Derek started taking his Aricept at night but after a week of the 10mg he started to have nightmares. Since changing to morning, the nightmares have… read more

posted 4 days ago
5 medium

ABOUT respite

My husband refuses to go to day centres with out me ,,or go into respite to give me a break as anyone else had the same problem ?

posted 11 days ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Although Day care didn’t work out I have Carer come in weekly to sit with him. He can’t converse now but watching TV or looking at albums, magazines… read more

posted 6 days ago
1 medium

Going back in time

My mom asks for her parents now. Do you tell the truth that they have passed long time ago or just go with it? Also we can barely understand her words anymore. It’s mumbling. Again do we just go with it and nod yes etc it twllnher we can’t understand her. If she gets little upset you can understand her better. Not sure what’s right answer.

posted 12 days ago
A myALZteam Member said:

In my experience as an assisted living administrator, I feel it is better to just go with it than remind them of the death. They are not going to… read more

posted 8 days ago
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