My husband has Alzheimer’s and early onset Parkinsons.The AD world is so mysterious.

My husband has Alzheimer’s and early onset Parkinsons.The AD world is so mysterious.

Every conversation with neighbours all summer, and on his walks he would say’ winter is coming’, even in the heat of summer.Now the ground is covered with snow and it is -30 outside and he looks out and says ’ signs of spring’!!! !
Have others observed this?Any explanations? It is hard not to correct him.

A myALZteam Member said:

I agree but it is not easy.This is my challenge for 2018

posted almost 2 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Basically you have to accept what they say. You can’t change their way of thinking.

posted almost 2 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

I feel for you . Mine wants a show on tv then go to sleep in chair becoming demanding and alway saying I’m sorry or if I say anything it he mad and say I won’t do that again if I say anything.

posted almost 2 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

I feel for you, At one time I corrected my Mom every time. And the effect of keeping her "normal" this way eventually started burning me out. So when almost at the end of my rope I took time to see why I was doing this and why the reflective anger, frustration and hurt was there.

I decerned it to be I wanted my real Mom back. But as you know, this was not to be. So I mourned the loss of my Mother and now I see things from a different perspective. Kind of on 2 planes... real Mom for the few times she is there, and new Mom for the majority of the time.

I treat these Moms no different. I am helpflul, respectful, caring and compassionate. I have her help around the place ( as well as she can) and keep her socialized and healthy. And with it I no longer correct the small stuff and the repetition rarely bothers me. She has her dignity and my respect and love. Further, I now also have a wonderful support system, that listens to my venting,, failures and successes.

Repetition is part of the loss of short term memory, Be happy the communication is still going on. We will be very sad if they gave it up! May you be Blessed in 2018.

posted almost 2 years ago
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