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Is It Normal For Patient To Work (at Home) All Day Until They Are Worn Out?

Is It Normal For Patient To Work (at Home) All Day Until They Are Worn Out?

My husband stays outside everyday “working” until he is wore out. He comes in , showers, eats, and naps in his recliner. He will wake up for a bit and maybe talk a little, stare at the floor like he is in deep thought, and then falls back to sleep until time to go to bed.

posted about 3 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

As long as you do not have to stand guard outside all day to keep him safe, more power to him and thank your lucky stars! Who's to say what is normal and what is not?
"As for working himself to death", what a way for an Alzheimers patient to go! We should all be so fortunate!
Take him some water and pat him on the back!

posted about 3 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

mimit, he doesn't initiate big conversations but will talk about simple things like -- 'it sure looks hot outside' 'is it raining?' 'did you feed the cats?' Most of his conversation is repetition. I find that I just keep quiet than talk about serious / complex subjects because it takes so much time to explain over and over until he can somewhat grasp it.

posted about 3 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

I agree with Norma. Getting outside and doing some work is probably good for him. I know it is good for you b/c it keeps him busy, not doing stuff that he shouldn’t be messing with. Hugs, love & peace

posted about 3 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

I do not know if it is normal, but I wish my husband could do the most simplest thing on his own. I would just monitor his vitals to make sure he is not being unhealthy. They say exercise is good for the patient. Take care.

posted about 3 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

My hubby gets out of bed and wants to get going straight away. He will keep moving but I have a hard time finding things for him to do. We live in the country but he doesn’t like to look after the gardens anymore unless I am with him telling him exactly what to do (which weed to pull). As a result he takes little bits of garbage out to the bin 10 times a day. Sweeps everything in sight over and over again etc which are all harmless and fine if it keeps him occupied. He is great at fetching things for me if I am lucky enough that he would know where to find it lol. It would just be nice if he could still do the things that really need to be done. You don’t realize how much someone ‘used’ to do until you ha e to do it yourself.

posted about 3 years ago
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