Connect with others who understand.

sign up log in
Resources
About myALZteam
Powered By

Questions & Answers

Get practical advice and insights from people who understand

Don't see your question? ask question
Real members of myALZteam have posted questions and answers that support our community guidelines, and should not be taken as medical advice. Looking for the latest medically reviewed content by doctors and experts? Visit our resource section.
View:

Does Anyone Else Notice A Lot Of Twitching And Jumping When Their Loved One With Dementia Is Sleeping During The Day.my

Does Anyone Else Notice A Lot Of Twitching And Jumping When Their Loved One With Dementia Is Sleeping During The Day.my

My mums limbs twitch and jump when she is dosing during the day.

posted February 4, 2018
Last of 210 replies sign up to view previous answers
A myALZteam Member

This could be an indication of sleep apnea. Those twitches were discovered in a sleep study 10+ yrs ago. CPAP has been marvelous in improving my sleep and energy.

posted December 24, 2022

"Sun Downers"

"Sun Downers"

How do you cope with "Sun-downers". My husband wants to go "home" everynight. He even packs things he is taking with him. Every trick I know does nothing to help.

posted January 30, 2018
Last of 188 replies sign up to view previous answers
A myALZteam Member

My husband will do the same, pack up his things to go "home" or "get out of here" as we are preparing for bed in the same room we have shared for 49 years. I will wait him out, giving him stall… read more

posted January 8

My Husband Has Alzheimers And He Is Really Cold Most Of The Time As Well As Being Very Tired. Is This Symptomatic Of The Disease?

My Husband Has Alzheimers And He Is Really Cold Most Of The Time As Well As Being Very Tired. Is This Symptomatic Of The Disease?

posted December 15, 2017
Last of 145 replies sign up to view previous answers
A myALZteam Member

Don't ask if he needs to pee. Just tell him it's time to pee and take him there. Hopefully he will soon make a connection between the two:. Pee then bed.

posted January 19

How Do You Handle Sudden Changes In Appetite For Your Loved One?

How Do You Handle Sudden Changes In Appetite For Your Loved One?

posted October 28, 2020
Last of 119 replies sign up to view previous answers
A myALZteam Member

So sorry for your loss. Memories are all we have now. I'm trying to continue making memories with him and do some of the things we wanted to do after retirement. A lot harder but trying.

posted December 16, 2022

Caregiver Joy - I've Lost Mine

Caregiver Joy - I've Lost Mine

I am 52, and left my job in April to say home and care for my husband
He has 3 adult children. I have no children of my own
I'm a devoted and loving wife & partner.
My goals have been to keep M happy, safe and give him as much joy as possible.
Now, I'm struggling.... more than I ever have.
I've lost my joy. Any joy.
I am i his only caretaker, with him 24/7. I am able to leave him for an hour or so, but not much longer.
When I do leave, I worry constantly anyway.
Taking him places is getting… read more

posted August 17, 2017
Last of 104 replies sign up to view previous answers
A myALZteam Member

Everyone have a good night . Tomorrow is another day. (Phone number can only be seen by the question and answer creators)

posted April 27, 2022

Does Your Spouse/relative Have Issues Getting Rinsed In The Shower/bath?

Does Your Spouse/relative Have Issues Getting Rinsed In The Shower/bath?

I help hubby to shower - don't have to wash him - as he sometimes can't work the controls. Plus I hand his showergel in to him and take it off him (and put it out of sight) as I discovered he was washing himself up to 3 times, having forgotten he'd done it!! If I don't hide it, he has come out of the shower to get it again!! I tell him he is rinsed but he continually argues, saying he doesn't 'feel' rinsed. It doesn't matter if I make him look at the clear water either, he's not convinced!! I… read more

posted October 24, 2016
A myALZteam Member

Sometimes, it is hard. Clyde had long surgery, he tired for two weeks I just in show with my underwear on & help.. he's back doing his own shower. But I help help dry & dress because he is tired
read more

posted December 6, 2022

Getting My Precious Mother With Alzheimer To Shower.

Getting My Precious Mother With Alzheimer To Shower.

I am the daughter of a sweet mother (88) with dementia. I can absolutely not get her to bathe. She insists that she just took a shower when it has been at least 4 weeks since her last one. I have tried everything I can think of: telling her we will have a spa day and I will help her if she wishes. I bought her a nice shower mitt and shower gel and a stool to sit on while in the shower. I have tried a calendar showing her the last time she showered. She gets very angry and nothing I can do or say… read more

posted December 26, 2017
A myALZteam Member

Try telling her if she doesnt get in the shower or take a bath you'll hook up the garden hose and spray her down. Hugs and 🙏

posted 2 days ago

Does Anyone Have Any Solutions For Night Wanderers?

Does Anyone Have Any Solutions For Night Wanderers?

My mother has very restless nights, she wakes up between 1am and 5 am and tries to get up out of bed and wander, it can be 2-6x a night. Our worst nightmare happened three weeks ago when she got up and fell beside her bed and had a displaced fracture of the pelvis. She is on the mend but night time is a serious safety issue for us. I have ordered a bed alarm mat that works like a baby monitor that alerts us if she gets up off the pad as well as putting cushioned mats by her bed to cushion a… read more

posted March 27, 2016
A myALZteam Member

I use melatonin for my mom and she sleeps like a rock. I used the gummies first. Now I use the liquid. She has progressed and doesn't swallow solid foods like she use to.

posted July 12, 2022

How Do You Deal With Constantly Having To Repeat Things?

How Do You Deal With Constantly Having To Repeat Things?

I'm getting frustrated with having to repeat instructions over and over again. How do others on here deal with this?

posted May 27, 2018
A myALZteam Member

On that same subject, my husband never knows what to do with himself on a daily basis so I made an easy to do lists of things he can do when he needs something to do. IE. Take a walk, pick up sticks… read more

posted November 29, 2022

Younger Early Onset Alzheimer's Caregivers

Younger Early Onset Alzheimer's Caregivers

My husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in March 2016 at age 51. My heart is still breaking. I am 43, I work full-time and we have three children (18, 20, 22). I am scared to death of what the future holds :(

posted June 2, 2016
A myALZteam Member

My husband was diagnosed in 2016 at age 66...but he had symptoms at 60.

Lucky fir me as the disease progressed, he became much calmer and accepting. He us actually not hard to care for, except it is… read more

posted September 14, 2022
Already a Member? Log in