My mom has alzheimers. And is going through a phase where she can't sit down for more than a few minutes at a time . She just walks up and down all day. She also doesn't stop talking. Sadly she doesn't make sense when she talks and mixes everything up. But she talks non stop.
We were just wondering if this is a normal phase that alzheimers patients go through?
And if there are any tips to help her relax?
Thank you in advance
My mother will do this on occasion, where she will talk to herself or one of her stuffed animals or her doll for hours and isn’t looking for a response from my father or I so we are able to come and go from the room. But when she does it while we are trying to watch TV together or when she will constantly get up and walk around the room, moving stuff around on the tables or shelves (she will often push things around until they fall off) or stand in front of the TV or us and talk or continue to hand us things, it can be a bit disruptive. I will at that point try to get her focused on something. Usually I will sit right next to her and read to her. She likes that and doesn’t really care what I read. I usually go for a children’s book so she can look at the pictures while I read or another favorite is the Chicken Soup for the Soul books. Other times I will engage her with a craft (foam art, painting a birdhouse, etc) or helping me bake cookies or brownies or something. She also likes to watch me work on my laptop, doesn’t matter what I am doing. I can be checking a monthly data report, with just a bunch of numbers scrolling by and she will just watch it. Other times I will show her YouTube videos of cute animals. The thing is, the only thing that I have found that worked is to engage her in some one on one activity. Sorry this was so long, but I hope something I shared will help.
OMG, this is my husband to a T. Pace, pace, move things, pace and moves the same things again. It’s only the two of us. Wants to go home but doesn’t know where that is. Tells me I have taken everything from him. I can’t put him in a home because I need his SS to help pay the mortgage. I am so afraid of the future
Janbar, Carl takes seroquel but dr says only at nite time and he does sleep good but it takes 1 1/2 hrs for it to take effect and thats one and a half pill. He is on a new one for anxiety, it has slowed him down, he’s not as angry but still no sitting down and is into everything, yes he’s got to be watched all the time.
It’s all about patience and I’m learning it. He likes touching and I’m always hugging him and telling him I love you. We’ve been married 61 yrs last April but these last few yrs really can’t count, he’s nothing like the man I married!!!
But I’ll stick by him because of the good yrs he gave me not that all them yrs were good, like any married couples we had our ups and downs. This is such an ugly disease. Oh new med is called Haloperidol, it’s terrible but aren’t all of them. It’s only 2mg, very low dosage, not many facilities use it, so hope some of this helps as we’re all looking for some rest.
My husband does the same thing, I ask the Dr. for something to slow him down, he did put him on another med but it doesn’t help much, and my husband gets into everything where he’s got to be watched, from little things he does is okay, but there is other things that is dangerous to him, turning on stove pulling electrical plugs out or putting them in or peeing in trash can in his room yes it’s been taken out and I’ve hidden so many things that I forget where I put them! There’s much more he does but just won’t sit or watch tv, I don’t think there is an answer for us except to put him in a care facility but that’s costly.
My husband is now, sadly in an Alzheimer’s facility. He started to get nasty and ran away 3 times. Even the facility is working hard to find the right medications to get him to calm down. Part of the problem is dehydration. Try to keep your loved one hydrated, it will help a bit