My Mum spent her life looking after other people and now she is poorly she has nothing to do. She has no hobbies or interests and she has a terrible back so is fairly immobile. This is not causing problems as her Dementia is progressing. She is teary in the afternoons and is generally depressed, she also gets very angry if we try to help her with things. It is so hard for us and especially for the kids (10 and 11) who want to do things with her but we have no idea what to do. She does… read more
facing the same problem we faced at the other 2 facilities. They aren't doing anything to help with his word memory, speech therapy, personal cleanliness or even keeping the room clean!! We can't seem to find a competent facility that cares for their patients and their wellbeing. There are only 8 patients on the floor. It is so frustrating. Mom feels like she is paying $5000 a month!!! for ambiance and that's… read more
My 90 yr old husband was diagnosed about 3 years ago. I am wondering why he has to see the neurologist every 3 months. There is no cure for this disease. He is taking Donepezil and meds for his COPD. The Neurologist always asks the same questions. Yes hubby knows where he lives. He knows me and my children (we have been married only 7 years). He has no children of his own.
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Hi, ever since my Dad became ill two years ago at 87 years old, he has complained of a "fullness in his head". He has told doctors about this but they don't seem particularly interested. He is also dizzy most mornings. He lives alone & does stay up late watching tv and we have to remind him to drink water, but is physically fairly healthy for his age. I'm wondering are these symptoms common with… read more
In about 3 weeks I'm going away with friends for 5 days leaving my sweet RAC with our daughter and SIL, both of whom work during the day. We will have caregivers for 8-10 hours a day plus he will go to his two regular day programs. I've requested continuity of caregivers as much as possible and will have them in once or twice before leaving to get acquainted with him and our routines. The agency has requested a detailed plan of… read more
My mom moved in with us 2 1/2 years ago. She brought along her two cars which are 13+ years old. She came to me last night saying “look who I found” she was holding the older cat and she said she has no idea how the cat found her but that the second she saw her little bit immediately remembered her. Then she went on to say that little bit and Julius didn’t fight when they were introduced and that Julius gave little bit a bath and welcomed her with… read more