Alzheimer's

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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:

It happy to all caregivers and it’s a day to day there’s nothing you can do

posted about 1 month 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:

I have been taking care of both my parents for the last 5 years. I have totally lost myself. I have made the decision to place them in a skilled nursing… read more

posted 30 days 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:

My mother in law is 86 n 4 years into her official diagnosis.
She can still toilet herself and undress herself feed herself just but she constantly… read more

posted about 1 month 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 3 months 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 almost 2 years 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 4 months ago
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How do you know when it is time to have someone placed in a care facility?

How do you know when it is time to have someone placed in a care facility?

Mom still can do her personal care for the most part. She does not use the kitchen anymore, nor does she drive or go anyplace unattended. Her spouse is taking care of her for the most part with help from my sister and myself 3 days a week. Mom is getting very frustrated because we can't always figure out what she is trying to say. She also thinks we are always talking about her or that we are plotting against her. She also believes her… read more

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A myALZteam Member said:

KathiW,
Hiring a caregiver can really help ease your struggles and frustrations. For one thing, you get a little "me time" which I know is in short… read more

posted 2 months ago
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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… read more

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A myALZteam Member said:

Hang in their talk to a group that is going through the same ordeal
You are .

posted about 1 month ago
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