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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:

Offer small amounts of some favorite food. Macaroni and cheese is easy to eat. My husband now eats with his hands and sometimes gets upset when I try to wipe hands clean. A protein drink is another… read more

posted 5 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:

It sure is.

posted 1 day 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 11 months 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 places is getting… 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 about 2 years 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 make him look at the clear water either, he's not convinced!! I… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

Tammy, we're both lucky Clyde still has a Sweet way about him. That makes it harder when he doesn't want to do what we need to do,in shower or what ever. He is progressing with this dreadful illness… read more

posted 3 months 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

A myALZteam Member said:

My husband is on Melatonin- only restful, natural enzyme docs at VA would order- no sleeping pills for all reasons above. He still gets up most nites and wanders around house, moving and "hiding"… read more

posted 11 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 very angry and nothing I can do or say… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

I have the same problem with my mom.She doesnt shower at all,or wash her hair.She will wear the same cloths all week,she says she doesnt do anything so they are not dirty.I dont have the answer… read more

posted about 2 months 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. Sometimes I am angry at his children for not helping out even though I know in my heart they are busy with… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

We hear you. We feel for you. That me time has to be fulfilled. Family, friends - I hope you find a resource to help...(Ironically, my wife is up and needs my help getting dressed!) More later, I… read more

posted 4 months 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 think that all the time. What will my life be? My husband was diagnosed in 2015. But had symptoms at least five years prior. Because he was so young it never dawned on me it could be dementia. He… read more

posted 20 days ago
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