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What Do You Do When Your Husband Doesn’t Want To Do Anything..see Friends, Short Road Trips, Do Puzzles, But Says He Is Bored. Help

What Do You Do When Your Husband Doesn’t Want To Do Anything..see Friends, Short Road Trips, Do Puzzles, But Says He Is Bored. Help

A myALZteam Member said:

Is he looking for something meaningful, in a contributionary sense?
My Mom gets desolate, when she feels like we're treating her like a pet, or babysitting.

posted 6 months ago
A myALZteam Member said:

@A myALZteam Member. good morning from Oregon.I'd love to hear what he does in this stage , ifvyiu mind sharing. .I think my. husband's might be in the moderate stage?? I get mixed up on the stage levels. But I read and they try to category them, do say the stages are different for each individual , depends. I noticed my husband in 2018 a couple of scenarios, then I personally read on line the free tests you can give them, i did. Once in awhile I'll give him a couple of them. it dont do any good 😒The first time when I ask him to do the clock drawing, that's when I went into my bedroom and cried. I thought, "this is his clock".it went from there.. Then Dr. sent him to be tested in 2019 of September diagnosed with Alzheimer's/Dementia Vascular dementia. He has mixed. After a couple of incidents we decided to talk to Dr. He went to a Driving safety evaluation and he FAILD. He hasn't driven since August of last year. Then I didn't realize he cant play any games. as checkers. easy match games to confusing, tic tac toe, I go ahead and play no rules😁just for communication. This is an awesome site to be part of. Being able to share, vent. support and be a supportive. The Q+A pist are informational. Pray Gid is with all of is daily as we go through this Journey. BLESSING Debbie

posted 5 months ago
A myALZteam Member said:

My hubby is in the early stages, which makes me nervous.

posted 5 months ago
A myALZteam Member said:

My husband is stubborn. He has forgotten how to do the things he used to do,(following instructions. and gets confused if I say to much at one time) I do all financial, actually everything. He dont like to play games, but I get him to play once in awhile.He don't remember how to play any games. but I do it for the communication. The things he used to cant remember how to) He loves to Acrylic paint, but hasn't touched his paint brush for almost a year. Talking about what he does do🤔just sits in his chair all day , sleeps, bathroom and gets his tea. He loves treats . Ice cream, love McDonald's Carmel Frapis. SO he goes with me on my errands and he gets the treats he loves.Once in awhile I get him to walk with me , not far. 😊😇 Loves it when we go shopping for him.He loves to talk to our kids. ( grankids) and a couple of other people he is comfortable with. Hes stubborn. Only does what he wants to 🙄Have to love him 🥰 BLESSING Debbie

edited, originally posted 5 months ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Having the same issue with my mom. She really had no hobbies to speak of before she got dementia. Now she just sits in her room at her memory care facility with her door shut and watches TV. The staff says they can't force her to participate in activities, but they do try. She's a bully to my dad and won't listen to him, or to me, when we try encouraging her to participate. My dad just avoids confrontation so he won't push her.
It's so frustrating!

posted 6 months ago
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