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Mum Has Started Biting Her Nails. Anyone Else Experienced This?

Mum Has Started Biting Her Nails. Anyone Else Experienced This?

Mum moved in with us last year. She seems settled and very happy, and others comment on how well she is looking. After a few months, mum asked to sell her home and although I encouraged her to keep it for a while longer, the family agreed with her and we went ahead. Mum was present on the many occasions when we sorted through everything and we have moved familiar furniture and many, many items into her room. Mum only sleeps in her room, otherwise she… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

As the disease progresses they seem to be more and more afraid they realize that things are changing around them, they are more forgetful and can’t seem to remember things they should. My husband went through that stage and for almost 2 years he would actually sit and cry. I would always maybe sure I sat down and hold his hand and we would talk about it and I would assure him that I would always be there and take care of him I would also tell him that I to one day would most likely be in the same situation because as we age that is what life hands us then I would slowly start reminding him of all the good memories and times we shared and had and it helped him a great deal for that day sometimes for the week and sometimes just till the next day or that night. It’s a very hard place within that stage but some I think just by sitting and talking calmly and gently to him was all he need for reassurance. Just him and me some quite time alone was the best medicine. Prayers and hugs to you

posted over 1 year ago
A myALZteam Member said:

With my mom as things progress she gets more anxiety and over really odd things. If I had to guess the sale of her house has caused her some anxiety and she doesn’t know how to express it. A mild anti-anxiety medication might help. This is an area I’m not familiar with due to other health issues my mom has she can’t take that class of drugs.

posted over 1 year ago
A myALZteam Member said:

My Mum has also started biting her nails this year. I put it down to picking, as she picks her buttons off her cardigans. I need to get her a fidget blanket. She also used to bite her nails when I was a kid, but hasn't for a few decades. I know she thinks she is younger as she likes the nice old lady in the mirror and wonder if she is back around the time she used to bite her nails. Or it could just be anxiety or boredom.

edited, originally posted 3 months ago
A myALZteam Member said:

My mom bites her nails only on the right hand, bizarre! But I leave it alone, I can think of worse things. This is harmless.

posted over 1 year ago
A myALZteam Member said:

My dad had started biting his. He bites them down to nothing because he is nervous. Hard habit to break

posted about 1 month ago
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