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My Husband Keeps Bringing Up That He Needs To Get A New Car. Do I Come Right Out And Say You Can't Have One Because You Have Dementia

My Husband Keeps Bringing Up That He Needs To Get A New Car. Do I Come Right Out And Say You Can't Have One Because You Have Dementia

posted 1 day ago
A myALZteam Member said:

I would start the conversation by saying that new car prices are at an all time high and there is little availability of the best models. Also, interest rates are climbing rapidly (if financing is… read more

posted 1 day ago

Husband Speaking A Different Language.

Husband Speaking A Different Language.

Two days ago Ernie started speaking what sounds like Asian. He does it really fast and will even point to what he is apparently talking about. I even asked him when did he learn to speak Asian and he did it again. Not just a word or two but an entire dialogue. He doesn’t know any other language except Texan. They have a language all their own in Texas. lol
Has anyone else had this sort of thing happen with their LO with Alzheimer’s?

posted 13 days ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Donna my Grandparents we’re both born in Italy so all their kids had to speak Italian at home
I know what you are saying about postponing surgery I am doing the same. I have to help my wife out of… read more

posted 2 days ago

Has Anyone’s Loved One Been Diagnosed With PBA (pseudo Bulbar (palsy) Affect)?

Has Anyone’s Loved One Been Diagnosed With PBA (pseudo Bulbar (palsy) Affect)?

My husband’s psychiatrist thinks my husband might have PBA. If you google it, you can find out the symptoms. I’ve read where as much as 30% of dementia patients suffer from it. It is under diagnosed. But it’s treatable.

posted 14 days ago
A myALZteam Member said:

PBA
Three cardinal components are dysphagia, dysarthria, and emotional apathy.

They can be described in the stages of
Shock (swallowing and speech defect)
Loss of function (difficulty in… read more

posted 14 days ago

A Cancer Diagnosis In A Person With Dementia

A Cancer Diagnosis In A Person With Dementia

Hello. Since mid July my dad has been undergoing tests to see if he has cancer. We meet with the oncologist next week to hear the results, prognosis, treatment plan options, etc. My dad understands, but doesn't understand. I have POA. I know that every person and cancer scenario is different, but if anyone has been in this type of situation and can share your story I would be grateful.

posted 20 days ago
A myALZteam Member said:

I have no answer for you, but my thoughts and prayers are with you and your dad.

posted 20 days ago

Psychiatry

Psychiatry

Has anyone found Psychiatry helpful with the crying? Friday mom’s Neurologist wants to set up brain wave test. Doing paperwork she asked 7 times to go home. Don’t think she will sit for a hour todo test. Not sure how that will help in anyway besides make her more miserable

posted 23 days ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Thank you both. I went to new Neurologist on Friday for crying. Feeling defeated he didn’t help with crying but referral to Psychiatrist. She’s already on Xanax twice a day. Zoloft and Seroquelread more

posted 23 days ago

Interested In Participating In Caregiver Research?

Interested In Participating In Caregiver Research?

If you like to participate in caregiver research (this will be our fourth research study), check out https://www.peoplepowerco.com/caregiver. The website gives an overview of the study and you'll learn how to apply to participate. The application process and working with them has been very easy. I installed the hardware last evening and downloaded the app to my iPhone. We've already benefitted from having the system in our home and we've had it less than 24 hours!

posted 25 days ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Thank you

posted 25 days ago

When Did You Decide To Move Your Loved One Into Memory Care?

When Did You Decide To Move Your Loved One Into Memory Care?

My mom is getting worse. We have someone come 3 times a week to help with laundry, showers, food etc. My mom can't really leave her condo anymore because she gets mixed up where she is. I toured a memory care facility and it was pretty depressing. A lot of the residences were comatose during the social hour. I can't even see my mom being there. She emotionally is intact and she would be very upset if she was housed with Alzheimer patients with behavior problems
When did you decide it was time… read more

posted 26 days ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Some Memory villages have more than one resident. Someone like your mother could be placed with others at her level.

posted 2 days ago

Depends From A Regular Delivery

Depends From A Regular Delivery

Those who use Depends for your LO: do you pick them up when 1) you grocery shop, 2) in a panic when they're out and didn't know it, or 3) organized enough to have them delivered on a regular basis?
I'm not a fan of Amazon, but whatever place delivers regularly, would be a big help. What do YOU do?

posted 28 days ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Costxo!

posted 2 days ago

How To Handle It When He Becomes Confused And Does Not Remember Something That Happened Earlier In The Day?

How To Handle It When He Becomes Confused And Does Not Remember Something That Happened Earlier In The Day?

I had taken my husband to his Dr. for something wrong with his left foot big toe. When our son came over that evening, I told him about the Dr. visit. My husband said he didn't remember going anywhere that day. When I told him it was alright that he didn't remember , he became upset and said it wasn't O.K. How should I handle this in the future? This was not the first time it happened.

posted about 1 month ago
A myALZteam Member said:

I agree

posted about 1 month ago

I’m A Caregiver For My Husband. Some Days I Feel I’m Getting Alzheimer’s (can’t Remember). Is This Normal?

I’m A Caregiver For My Husband. Some Days I Feel I’m Getting Alzheimer’s (can’t Remember). Is This Normal?

posted about 1 month ago
A myALZteam Member said:

(Phone number can only be seen by the question and answer creators) PM ET Greetings CHope and thanks for responding! Today I am starting to feel better about myself. I do have this "middle of the… read more

posted 1 day ago
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