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Have You Noticed Your Loved One Becoming Stiff, Rigid, And Unable To Lay Flat On Their Back In Bed?

Have You Noticed Your Loved One Becoming Stiff, Rigid, And Unable To Lay Flat On Their Back In Bed?

posted 2 hours ago
A myALZteam Member

My wife can lay flat in bed but gets stiff and rigid when trying to bend her legs to get in

posted 11 minutes ago

I Need To Buy A Car That My Mom Can Get In And Out Of Easily. Are There Any Programs Out There That Can Help Me?

I Need To Buy A Car That My Mom Can Get In And Out Of Easily. Are There Any Programs Out There That Can Help Me?

posted 15 hours ago
A myALZteam Member

Check with AARP and Alzheimers Association. Every state and county is different. Good luck with your search. I will keep you in my prayers. Keep reaching out. Aloha, Marilyn

posted 2 hours ago

Home Care

Home Care

Is there any help for in home care from medicare

posted 2 days ago
A myALZteam Member

https://www.alz.org/help-support/caregiving/car...

In general, no, Medicare does not pay for home care assistance. However, there is a “special needs” provision that can help if you qualify

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posted 2 days ago

Passing Out

Passing Out

My wife is 73 and has been in treatment for around 18 months. She recently (Last 2/3 weeks) has been fainting coming around quickly and not remember fainting. Has anyone else ever experience this?

posted 3 days ago
A myALZteam Member

I have not either but I strongly suggest talking with doctor. Hopefully they can find what is causing that problem!

posted 1 day ago

Getting Up In Middle Of Night

Getting Up In Middle Of Night

My mother gets up in the middle of the night and is found on the couch with a gallon of ice cream and a spatula. This happens every night. Isn't there a way to get her to sleep through the night? Anyone? I really need help.

posted 4 days ago
A myALZteam Member

My Dr. switched her sleeping pill. Has helped so much

posted 15 hours ago

Does Anyone Know The Difference Between Dementia And ALZ?

Does Anyone Know The Difference Between Dementia And ALZ?

I took a module course through Wicking Dementia Centre. The course is called: "Understanding Dementia"
There are 7 modules and one must pass a test at the end of each module before moving to the next module
I learned here that Alzheimer's is an illness that progresses to Dementia. I also learned that other illnesses such as Lewy Body, Parkinson's, Diabetes and or HBP etc., can also progress to Dementia. There are 4 types of Dementia: (1)Alzheimer's, (2) Lewy Body, (3)Vascular and (4)Fronto… read more

posted 5 days ago (edited)
A myALZteam Member

Thank you, that's good information.

posted 2 days ago

I Have Read In A Barbara Karnes Booklet That When The Patient's Eyes Become Glassy And Teary, That Person Is Within Days Of Passing.

I Have Read In A Barbara Karnes Booklet That When The Patient's Eyes Become Glassy And Teary, That Person Is Within Days Of Passing.

I am wondering if this information applies to Alzheimer's patients.
His eyes are half open. He eats and drinks about 50% of what he consumed previously. He has some motor control and can get from one room to another with a walker.

posted 6 days ago
A myALZteam Member

Thank you, that is interesting. I have not heard of that occuring. Thank you for your response.

posted 5 days ago

How To Deal With Bowel Movement Accidents?

How To Deal With Bowel Movement Accidents?

My dear husband has now been having loose bowel movement accidents - very upsetting to him & a real downer for me to do the cleanup. This is limiting us going out & having friends over.

posted 6 days ago
A myALZteam Member

Oh, thank you so much Diane! Any particular type/ brand of fiber tablets?
Laura

posted 6 days ago

Does Your Loved One Make Annoying Sounds?

Does Your Loved One Make Annoying Sounds?

posted 7 days ago
A myALZteam Member

Yes! Drives me crazy. My husband has aphasia so he doesn’t say much. I think the sounds may compensate for the lack of words. If it gets really annoying I will leave the room. I just pray for more… read more

posted 7 days ago
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