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 ?
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!!
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
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.
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?
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 ?
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
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??
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.