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What Are Symptoms Of End Stage For Dementia

What Are Symptoms Of End Stage For Dementia

A myALZteam Member said:

I clicked on this real Informative. thanks for sharing. BLESSING Debbie

posted about 12 hours ago

What Is The Difference Between Assisted Living And Long Term Care? In My Mind Those Are 2 Separate Situations.

What Is The Difference Between Assisted Living And Long Term Care? In My Mind Those Are 2 Separate Situations.

I thought assisted living is NOT 24 hour care. Whereas long term care involves 24 hour care.

A myALZteam Member said:

That helps a lot. Thanks Richard10. I didn’t know about the medication situation. That is something my husband would definitely need.

posted 29 days ago

My Husband Was Diagnosed 4 Years Ago With Dementia.His Sec Drive Has Become A Problem For Me As He Self Gratifies Himself Daily .

My Husband Was Diagnosed 4 Years Ago With Dementia.His Sec Drive Has Become A Problem For Me As He Self Gratifies Himself Daily .

He is unable to have an erection yet he continues to try to make it happen. He was recently put on a new medication which made him have a lot of involuntary movements and twitching, as well as being grumpy. I stopped the meds and seems better in those areas. The biggest problem is not being able to be out of his sight he has to accompany me everywhere.If we are in a group of people and I walk away to speak to someone he is right behind me.His confusion gets worse daily

A myALZteam Member said:

Hi Jessica .. there are articles online and here ( click on upper right 3 bars then on Resources ) re hypersexuality.....also ask hubby's dr re meds to decrease libido.

posted about 1 month ago

My Father Is Sleeping Until The Afternoon. Is That Normal For Alzheimer’s?

My Father Is Sleeping Until The Afternoon. Is That Normal For Alzheimer’s?

A myALZteam Member said:

Those nap are I think very important for both care givers and those with the disease. I have a set time. Plug in to some music, It does refresh me . My wife who does not have the disease takes… read more

posted 29 days ago

I Know There Are Many Factors To Consider, But What Was Happening To Make You Decide That Your Loved One Could No Longer Be Left Home Alone?

I Know There Are Many Factors To Consider, But What Was Happening To Make You Decide That Your Loved One Could No Longer Be Left Home Alone?

A myALZteam Member said:

It's a very hard decision. One we hope to not have to make. We had to reached this decision when my mother started to attack my 83 year old father constantly... We needed to protect him and realized… read more

edited, originally posted 1 day ago

Memantine

Memantine

I am considering reducing my husband's Memantine dosage from 10 mg twice a day to 5 mg twice a day. I think the Memantine is why he only is awake for 6 hours a day. While awake he is alert and interactive for about 90 minutes and then doses off. The excessive sleep generally seems to have coincided with starting the medication. His doctors are giving me differing opinions. Can you please share your experiences with this medication? Has anyone reduced the dosage and what was the result?

A myALZteam Member said:

My wife was on mementine and it did Nothing for but caused diahrrea. She's now in a Memory Care Facility

posted 15 days ago

Dental Care

Dental Care

Mom is in a home. 86 years old. Not aware I am her daughter.
They tell me brushing their teeth is not possible. I see tarter building up. What do others do?

A myALZteam Member said:

Before moving my wife to a Memory Care Facility my wife of 46 years "Always" wanted to go home yet she was home. But our home when we were married is now 300 miles away. One day I "Drove" her home… read more

posted 15 days ago

What To Say….

What To Say….

My mom keeps saying she wants to go home. She has lived in the same spot with her husband for 7 years. They haven’t moved, or nothing has changed. So when she says this we reminder her that she is home and she gets mad or agitated. Any advice on what we can say to her that isn’t correcting her but will remind her that she lives here? Should we be asking her where home is? Any advice would be great! It’s a daily thing and it is getting harder and harder.

A myALZteam Member said:

My husband talked about going home, to Jacksonville Florida. That was his parents’ last residence, but he never lived there. His dad was a Navy career man and he grew up across the United States and… read more

edited, originally posted about 1 month ago

How To Handle Adult Children Who Won’t Communicate With Their Grandmother.

How To Handle Adult Children Who Won’t Communicate With Their Grandmother.

My adult children dont communicate with their grandmother any longer. I understand being in Texas and us in South Carolina. They tell me she is not the same. Well no live it daily. All i have asked is they facetime her for five minutes if that and say hi I love you. They have not. Any ideas on how i can cope with this as i stay angry about it.

A myALZteam Member said:

I feel much like Anna056. Often we have to let go of what we want/wish/hope for in order to move forward while on this journey, particularly when adult children and other family members are involved.

posted about 2 months ago
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