My wife is on the least amount of medications since December 2019...which is a good thing.
The nurses tell me she talks non-stop (no pausing), she doesn’t seem distressed, she is sleeping fine, eating fine....she talks non-stop when I have daily window visits. She mumbles but if you listen closely you can have a conversation. When I ask her “who are you talking too?, she replies “I am talking to myself”.
What has been your experience regarding non-stop talking?
I hope this comparison doesn’t seem bad, but I have a friend who has a toddler who talks constantly even when he is by himself. My friend has questioned him about imaginary friends and he says he is just telling himself stories. His pediatrician says it is a self soothing behavior that he will grow out of - and that in some ways, it is like people who are always singing - vocalizing the thoughts in their head! I’m glad your wife is doing so well! Sending hugs and support!❤️
She will stop for a second if I get her attention....and will answer a simple question....then she just starts talking again....I lean towards it being soothing for her to express herself....
@A myALZteam Member I am sure you are right....I have researched this and have not found much of anything on the subject of non-stop talking with Alzheimers.
Jana used to talk some like that. More surprising to me was when she would be staring off at seemingly something on the wall or ceiling and I would ask her what she saw and she would say, "It doesn't matter, you can't see it anyway. Only I can." So, she KNEW she was having hallucinations and knew only she could see it.
@A myALZteam Member wow.....it is incredible how the brain works with this disease....my wife was convinced our dog could talk....and she would say, “but you don’t believe me”, l never said I didn’t believe her, at least I don’t recall saying that...so I always wondered if she knew it wasn’t real...but even if she knew it wasn’t real, she believed it.