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Does Anyone Else Notice A Lot Of Twitching And Jumping When Their Loved One With Dementia Is Sleeping During The
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My mums limbs twitch and jump when she is dosing during the day.

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Me too

posted September 6
"Sun Downers"
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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.

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My mother used to want to "go home" to help her dad. ( My mom was 92 when she came to live with us.) I would make up some excuse. If it was dark, I would tell her he had already gone to bed and we… read more

posted October 17
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?
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So sorry to hear this…it is just like starting over. You will find the strength and courage to face this challenge. My
Mom sleeps a lot and is always cold…,.,when we are out I keep a lined… read more

posted August 25
How Do You Handle Sudden Changes In Appetite For Your Loved One?
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I have this disease and I steam fresh veggie in the electric steamer and add a little rice or some grains (quinoa is a good choice and healthy) and then I add a homemade sweet sauce and some fruit… read more

posted August 1
Caregiver Joy - I've Lost Mine
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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

A myALZteam Member

Remember you have friends here who identify with your challenges

posted February 19
Does Your Spouse/relative Have Issues Getting Rinsed In The Shower/bath?
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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

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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

posted May 10
Getting My Precious Mother With Alzheimer To Shower.
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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

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 January 26
Does Anyone Have Any Solutions For Night Wanderers?
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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

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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
Two Questions. Do You Tell Your Loved One They Have Alzheimers? And Do You Go To THEIR Psychiatrist To Ask Questions?
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I am trying to figure out how to help my mother-in-law who has been with us 2 months.

I need an official diagnosis but would like more details on caregiving and what level she's at, and whether certain meds are affecting her paranoia. Need advice on psychiatric meds, etc. So do I go to appointments using HER insurance? Or go to my own psychiatrist and ask questions about her? (I don't actually have one) How do you manage these things?

And I'm afraid to say to her "you have Alzheimers so I need… read more

A myALZteam Member

In the past when my husband went through a time of denial that he had ALZ I did create a note listing all the concerns and behaviors. I gave that to the Dr to review while she examined him. As you… read more

posted October 26
How Do You Deal With Constantly Having To Repeat Things?
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I'm getting frustrated with having to repeat instructions over and over again. How do others on here deal with this?

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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
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