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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.

posted over 4 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

@A myALZteam Member not necessarily. He may just be OCD about cutting his food up right now. It’s something that he can still do himself.

posted 13 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.

posted over 4 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Dearest Sandra! Such a common problem most all of us have faced! My husband too wanted to go home every nite until his 2/17 admission to Memory Care- when I visit he never asks to go home! Married… 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?

posted almost 2 years ago
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 over 1 year 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

posted about 5 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

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

posted 5 months 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

posted almost 6 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Showering is an increasing issue with my sister, I try to preset her that she is gonna get in the shower after breakfast, she will go to her room and go to sleep. It is as if she knows I won't wake… read more

posted 6 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

posted over 6 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

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 3 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

posted over 4 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

It sounds like bathing is a common problem with all of us caregivers. There is no tricking, begging, or bribing that will do any good. I end up getting him half undressed and just kind of shove him… read more

posted about 9 hours ago

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 over 4 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Have a blessed day

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 :(

posted over 6 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

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 11 days ago
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