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"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 January 30, 2018
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My husband will do the same, pack up his things to go "home" or "get out of here" as we are preparing for bed in the same room we have shared for 49 years. I will wait him out, giving him stall… read more

posted January 8

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

posted April 18, 2017
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It is so hard not to get angry and frustrated when the same question gets asked over and over. Then mom feels the frustration and doesn't even realize who I am, her own daughter. She gets… read more

posted 4 days ago

Stages Of Altzheimers

Stages Of Altzheimers

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

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 February 4, 2018
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This could be an indication of sleep apnea. Those twitches were discovered in a sleep study 10+ yrs ago. CPAP has been marvelous in improving my sleep and energy.

posted December 24, 2022

Suggestions To Keep Mom (severe Mobility Issues Due To Arthritis) Occupied?

Suggestions To Keep Mom (severe Mobility Issues Due To Arthritis) Occupied?

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

Anyone Have Alzheimer's Patient Loss Vision

Anyone Have Alzheimer's Patient Loss Vision

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 4 days ago

Two Questions. Do You Tell Your Loved One They Have Alzheimers? And Do You Go To THEIR Psychiatrist To Ask Questions?

Two Questions. Do You Tell Your Loved One They Have Alzheimers? And Do You Go To THEIR Psychiatrist To Ask Questions?

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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Our experience with neurologists have not been good. Their bedside manner is not good. One thing I realized too, is that you don't want the Dr. talking directly to your list in front of the patient… read more

posted April 18, 2022

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?

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?

posted December 15, 2017
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Don't ask if he needs to pee. Just tell him it's time to pee and take him there. Hopefully he will soon make a connection between the two:. Pee then bed.

posted January 19

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 August 17, 2017
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Everyone have a good night . Tomorrow is another day. (Phone number can only be seen by the question and answer creators)

posted April 27, 2022

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 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
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