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Is This A Private/closed Group?

Is This A Private/closed Group?

Just wondering if this group is a public group? Can the public see all post?

A myALZteam Member said:

Only MAT members or Admin can access these profiles and posts...it is not connected to Facebook or any other social media although some like me do sign in by FB. If someone wishes to give another… read more

posted about 19 hours ago

Donepezil Can Cause Vivid Dreams

Donepezil Can Cause Vivid Dreams

I wanted to share this with you. My mom is forgetful but no other signs of cognitive difficulties. But the doctor still recommended Donepezil. We tried a low dose for almost 3 months. During that time, Mom had some nightmares but also so very vivid dreams. Even though they weren't scary, she would wake from them and it could take a few hours before she totally recovered and understood they were truly dreams.

The doctor told us this was most likely advancement of dementia and recommended… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

Jackie always took her Aricept/Donepizil in the mornings and wasn’t troubled by dreams/nightmares. I have heard that more often from people taking it in the evening. That said, your point about each… read more

posted about 19 hours ago

What Do (did) You Do On Anniversary Of A Loved One's Death?

What Do (did) You Do On Anniversary Of A Loved One's Death?

I haven't been on here in mostly a year. Dad passed almost a year ago and I still struggle sometimes, mostly when I'm doing something or going somewhere that I typically did with Dad.

Coming up on the one year anniversary of his death and I'm trying to think of something to do that day. What have you done on the anniversary of the death of a loved one?

A myALZteam Member said:

My daughters and I get together on group face time (zoom would work) and light the candle that we had at his celebration of life. We share memories and eat ice cream which was Bob's favorite treat… read more

posted about 16 hours ago

Has Anyone Found It Useful To Document Daily Routines And Behavior (confused Or Not, Etc)to Then Look Back For Trends And/or Cause?

Has Anyone Found It Useful To Document Daily Routines And Behavior (confused Or Not, Etc)to Then Look Back For Trends And/or Cause?

A myALZteam Member said:

Keeping a log was especially helpful for the staff that helped out in our home. I encouraged them to write down anything that they found helpful in certain situations - as well as logging sleep, no… read more

posted about 16 hours ago

Memory Care

Memory Care

How do I help my dad accept that his wife now needs to be in a memory care facility? The doctor has recommended it. She is becoming more aggressive towards everyone at home now. However my father is still in denial and thinks she’ll get better.

A myALZteam Member said:

Maybe contact the Alzheimer's association in your area. They may be able to talk to the whole family in regards to options in your area. They also have many educational opportunities that may help… read more

posted about 16 hours ago

I Visit Mummy And Need Ideas For Fun Activities.

I Visit Mummy And Need Ideas For Fun Activities.

Mummy is still alert but gets bored as she can’t hear and I need some help with finding an activity.

A myALZteam Member said:

My Hubby reads and rereads the newspapers. Get an up date issue.

posted 1 day ago

How Do You Determine In Your Mind When A Care Center Is Needed.

How Do You Determine In Your Mind When A Care Center Is Needed.

I am on the brink of a care center for my husband and I just can't make that commitment. and then how do you tell them.

This is the hardest part.

A myALZteam Member said:

I will careful evaluate the whole situation, am I doing this for the well being of my husband, or am I doing this for me to bring me the balance that I think I need to keep me sane. I was in that… read more

posted 3 days ago

Financing Dementia

Financing Dementia

If you live on Social Security only,your wife has Dementia,cant afford in home or rest home 24 hour care but still must work because you are the breadwinner,( to make ends meet) Does anyone know of a federal or state supplemental program. I am 78 and Gloria is 76 and dementia hit her last year and her decline has been rapid. Does anyone know of a situation where a spouse can be the paid caregiver.We have Hospice which helps a lot but I know as she gets worse the need for a home is going to raise… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

I'm on Medicaid too, curious, scared .
I read that one should be on a waiting list ASAP

posted 6 days ago

What Is The Best Care For Beginning Of Late Stages Of Alzheimer’s And A Broken Hip?

What Is The Best Care For Beginning Of Late Stages Of Alzheimer’s And A Broken Hip?

Mother just fell and has broken her hip. Doctors are not recommending surgery. My parents and siblings and myself all prefer at home care. Recommendations on how others have handled similar situations would be appreciated.

A myALZteam Member said:

I used to be a nurse ...a " Kinaire bed " and a lift are very useful..a Kenaire bed circulates air through chambers so no pressure on any one spot . It's basically a forced air pressure air mattress… read more

posted 6 days ago
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