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"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.

posted January 30, 2018
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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

posted February 21
Does Anyone Have Any Ideas On How To Stay True To Yourself During This Trying Time Of Being A Full Time Caregiver???
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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

posted April 18, 2017
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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

posted February 19
Does Anyone Else Notice A Lot Of Twitching And Jumping When Their Loved One With Dementia Is Sleeping During The Day.my
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My mums limbs twitch and jump when she is dosing during the day.

posted February 4, 2018
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My husband does that. He draws something, not sure what and talks to someone not that I understand what he is saying.

posted April 19
Stages Of Altzheimers
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Hi all, just wondering how long other people have found from when they first noticed symptoms of loosing things and memory loss to when their loved one becomes incontinent and unable to do their own personal cares etc
My husband has shown signs of altzheimers for 10 years now and getting progressively worse over the last 3 and seems to have taken quite a dive in the last year. Also he was formally diagnosed a year or so ago. Doc says mid stage early onset (he's 62 now). He is very lost… read more

posted April 29, 2017
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My husband is getting close to late stage. He needs help changing and bathing. I notice he is not eating much any more also. He has lots of accidents so I keep him in depends. Sleeps about 16 hours a… read more

posted September 22, 2022
Suggestions To Keep Mom (severe Mobility Issues Due To Arthritis) Occupied?
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My mother can't do any of the things she used to enjoy like cooking, reading, shopping, traveling. She can't follow plots or comprehend more than a headline. Although the tv is on all day she isn't actively listening anymore. To keep her occupied we have reorganized dresser drawers & her jewelry box, gone through boxes of photos & worked on the family tree together. She has short term memory loss but is pretty clear about family history & loves to talk about relatives & events from the past. I… read more

posted July 5, 2017
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I found another item that my husband like to play with and keeps him busy for hours. It is the water wonders. The toy that you push a button and it shoots small round ball up into baskets, so the… read more

posted March 3, 2021
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

posted April 14, 2016
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I understand fully . I can no longer leave him home to run errands . Family is up north so there is no help there . We already put out $ 200. a week so I can breakfast with my friends on Saturdays and… read more

posted March 16
Anyone Have Alzheimer's Patient Loss Vision
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Teddy woke this morning you use the loo. I put the light on. But: he couldn't see. He told me he was blind. This went on for two hours. I finally got him to sleep a hour or so. When he woke up.. he could see again. He saw doctor . She said Alzheimer's can cause the brain to stop communicating with any part and resume communication

posted April 11, 2019
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Thanks for sharing this.

posted January 24
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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posted December 15, 2017
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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

posted 3 days ago
How Do You Handle Sudden Changes In Appetite For Your Loved One?
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posted October 28, 2020
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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.

posted December 16, 2022
My Wife Is Being Obstinate About Showering And Teeth Brushing On A Regular Basis. Any Suggestions That May Help? Thanks
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posted October 17, 2017
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My husband has not refused showering so far, but we do use the bathroom at the same time. I will regulate the water temp. Which ever of us has stripped down first goes in first. After I shower I say… read more

posted October 1, 2022
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