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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.

A myALZteam Member said:

LLMock

My husband is doing the twitching at night, and he also whispers in his sleep. He naps a lot during the day in his recliner, but so far hasn't… read more

posted 10 days ago

"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.

A myALZteam Member said:

Ramona, trusting you read the response about locking cabinets and fridge to help protect your beloved doggie as well as your Mom! My husband was always… read more

posted 3 months ago

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

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

A myALZteam Member said:

So sorry for your loss. You will have many changes to face, as you’re already finding out. Reach out any time.

posted 16 days ago

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… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

Lorraine 1924, I googled the book you suggested and downloaded sample and it is very helpful. Thank you for suggesting it

posted over 1 year 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… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

I'm going to look for that Safe Wander that FCNCO suggested.

My father wanders when he is in his dementia stage, he wants to go home. It's why I retired… read more

posted about 1 year ago

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… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

On the other side, my mom HATED taking a bath. Luckily, she was in memory care before this occurred. (probably because we just let her use a wash cloth… read more

posted 5 months ago

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… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

Well today was a first!! I hear you on Mom insisting she takes a shower every week and all the excuses I have heard and the anger backlash.
But today it… read more

posted about 1 month ago

Does Anyone Have Any Ideas On How To Stay True To Yourself During This Trying Time Of Being A Full Time Caregiver???

Does Anyone Have Any Ideas On How To Stay True To Yourself During This Trying Time Of Being A Full Time Caregiver???

Maybe this question was posted prior to my joining this site & if so, please forgive.
My husband was diagnosed in 2012, & now needs me for everything. He sometimes gets angry if I leave the room. I don't feel like a person anymore. I don't get to be just me anymore. I don't get to do the things some of the things I used to enjoy. Sometimes I feel resentful, & angry at this disease.… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

I can relate to your post and feel for you because I am “that person” as well. It is almost as if I wrote the post myself!

posted about 1 month ago

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 :(

A myALZteam Member said:

I am so sorry...wow 2 yrs..no two ppl are the same. It's good he's settled in so easy. My husb. Had one week I respite and he was a nightmare to… read more

posted 10 months ago
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