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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.

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A myALZteam Member said:

My story is very similar to yours. My mom has been in a facility for almost a year and after my dad passed away she lived with me for a short time and I… read more

posted about 2 months ago
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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

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A myALZteam Member said:

That sounds like he is nearing the last stage.

posted 4 months ago
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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.… read more

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A myALZteam Member said:

Oh bless you both! Firstly I would say what you already know, and that this is not your husband, but this terrible illness that takes over our lives -… read more

posted about 1 year ago
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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

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A myALZteam Member said:

My husband hearing dose that also. I had not though that it was part of Alzheimer’s. Thanks for the infro

posted 19 days ago
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medication for depression

medication for depression

Just thought I'd let you all know that my husband was getting very depressed as his alzheimers is worsening. He was even saying he wanted to die and he's had enough of this world. His appetite had hit ground zero and he's very underweight anyway so that was a big concern. The doc got him on to citalopram 20mg once a day. Brilliant!!!! after a couple of weeks a huge change.... hes happy every day now and that makes the alzheimers much more managable. I totally recommend it. He's getting… read more

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A myALZteam Member said:

My mother had good results for a few months but has now become extremely paranoid. She believes she is a government agent in the assisted living… read more

posted over 1 year ago
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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… read more

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A myALZteam Member said:

If you know of someone or yourself that sees, figit lap quilts are great for keeping fingers busy. The items need to be very securely attached so the… read more

posted 2 months ago
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Dont understand the stages of ALZ?

Dont understand the stages of ALZ?

as a fairly new caregiver, I am reading a great deal about ALZ of course. I cant find a clear explanation of what criteria are used to determine the different stages, and what constitutes passing from one stage to the next. I read about late stage 2, etc., but dont know what that references. Any clarification or resources would be appreciated. And hugs to all of you! What a challenging heartbreaking road. thank you.

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A myALZteam Member said:

http:/www.alz.org

posted 7 months ago
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Need help to decide if moving mom with mixed dementia would help or hurt.

Need help to decide if moving mom with mixed dementia would help or hurt.

My mom is in late stage mixed dementia. She rarely remembers me and I was her caregiver for 4 years before having to place her in Long Term Care (LTC IS what we call a nursing home in Canada) Along with my cousins, we did a thorough assessment of LTC's in my area and I was able to get her in to my 3rd choice. (We are allowed 5 choices). She has been there for just over 1 year. I have not been thrilled about the level of service at this home… read more

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A myALZteam Member said:

Peggy. Things will work out. For. You. Just like they did for me. I never really had a mother.

posted almost 2 years ago
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