My mums limbs twitch and jump when she is dosing during the day.
My husband does that. He draws something, not sure what and talks to someone not that I understand what he is saying.
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.
Ron, absolutely install door alarms for her protection and your peace of mind! Wandering at night seems a very common trait in Alz. You can also get her a GPS watch, so police can easily find her… read more
Yes. I suffer the same and was diagnosed in 2017. I drink everything, even my diet coke with no ice and warm, like tea and juice. Anything cold makes us cold too. I am constantly tired so I just rest… read more
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.
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
Remember you have friends here who identify with your challenges
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
I dread shower time every night. My everlovin’ is able to wash himself . He sometimes uses shampoo on his body and body wash on his hair but at least he’s clean. I lay his clean underwear and pj’s… read more
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
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 🙏
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
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.
I'm getting frustrated with having to repeat instructions over and over again. How do others on here deal with this?
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
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. Sometimes I am angry at his children for not helping out even though I know in my heart they are busy with… read more
Is a big help. I can only imagine what happens next but it is time to look for someone to keep an eye on her while I file taxes at least