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What are your thoughts on Oligimannate, the new Alz drug China has?

What are your thoughts on Oligimannate, the new Alz drug China has?

I have so many questions and I'm sure lots of others do as well.

A myALZteam Member said:

Thanks for the more up to date info Larre..I found an article from Wraltechwire (a tech news publication from North Carolina) as well. Hopefully Alz… read more

posted 2 days ago

Suggestions for model building that ALZ mid-stage patients can do?

Suggestions for model building that ALZ mid-stage patients can do?

My dad has spent most of his life building things -- not as a job, but a very strong hobby. He has built furniture to houses. He's in mid-stage ALZ now. I'd like to find something he can build. Lincoln Logs and Kinex are still too childlike for him. Typical models I find at hobby shops are too intricate. Any idea what I can get that would be in the middle of these? I think model building would be great but it has to be more simple. Thanks in… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

I remeber growing up my older brother and i would do models he the more intricate ones and i the easier one made by airfix i think, i also like what… read more

posted 4 days ago

Do your ALZ loved ones start creating their own vocabulary?

Do your ALZ loved ones start creating their own vocabulary?

I know that ALZ can cause you to lose some words and understanding. But do you find that your loved ones start creating new words or phrases? Instead of a shower, Dad now takes a "shower-bath". And if we talk about shower, he doesn't understand. This is one of the easier ones to understand. It is making it hard to understand him. He knows what he is saying, but the rest of us don't. I think I may need to build a "Dad's Dictionary" as we figure these out.… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

But when that happens never tell them you don’t understand them just keep pretending you do

posted 5 days ago

Delusions

Delusions

Hi all has anyone else experienced their LO remembering weeks old delusions when they can’t remember something from 5 minutes ago.

I’ve been listening to a re-run of Mum’s first One for the past hour

A myALZteam Member said:

My wife does the same thing. What I do is listen then change the subject misdirection works for now. She says she want to know where the people are that… read more

posted 4 days ago

Refusing to eat

Refusing to eat

Any suggestions on how to get someone to eat. They either think they are too fat or they think they have already eaten and they haven’t. very stubborn and belligerent.

A myALZteam Member said:

My husband does this too. He never turns down ice cream even when he didn't want any dinner. And I just think, why not.

posted 7 days ago

Sitting down while assisted walking

Sitting down while assisted walking

Hello all -

My MIL is sitting down/bending knees whenever she is being walked from bed to commode. Any tips and tricks to avoid her doing this? We have avoided using a gait belt by having two of us supporting her under her arms. We don't want to get overconfident and risk a fall with the belt.
Sara

A myALZteam Member said:

Well. I'm not sure I still understand your situation but, seems as if she has contorted herself into a position that may be a permanent style. Can she… read more

posted 8 days ago

How can I give "do not crush" pills? I find pills in her purse, pockets and in tissue. I gun

How can I give "do not crush" pills? I find pills in her purse, pockets and in tissue. I gun

Mom has some kind of magical way to hide pills in her mouth. Her hallucinations get really bad sometimes. Several of her meds are do not crush and this has become a real problem. Some are heavily coated so they don't just melt when moisture hits them like some if the others.

A myALZteam Member said:

Maybe try putting the pill in a piece of banana. This works for my mom.... who doesn't have alz, but can't swallow pills.

posted 3 days ago

Does anyone find that their ALZ loved one gets less gentle and have any advice about it?

Does anyone find that their ALZ loved one gets less gentle and have any advice about it?

Dad has ALZ but is quite strong and still exercises faithfully every day (which I love, because it gives him something to do). Mom is recovering from a stroke. She is doing great but is still really weak. Dad missed her so much in the hospital that now she is home, he is hugging and kissing her almost every time he walks by her. Mom is okay with that, but he hugs so tightly now and his kisses are almost forceful. I'm not sure… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

This is an issue for us, can’t remember for how long, but we’ve never left our grandson, now 5, alone with Jackie. Now she grips her own arms and legs… read more

posted 16 days ago

What can I do when my Pops refuses to eat?

What can I do when my Pops refuses to eat?

Hes eating and drinking less everyday. I give him Ensure to try and make up some calories and nutrients but I know its not enough because my mom says she hears his stomach growling when hes sleeping. Hes been hallucinating, and mumbling alot too. Hes losing so much weight and is so frail.

A myALZteam Member said:

Fit crunch protein bars a really good. Not overly sweet but nice flavor. I love the triple chocolate. Reminds me of the old fashioned wafer cookie. It… read more

posted 17 days ago

What’s is sundowning

What’s is sundowning

A myALZteam Member said:

LindaNasato, I totally agree with you. On days that my husband is bored, he seems to be worse...more restless and confused earlier in the day. And… read more

posted 14 days ago
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