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.
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
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
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
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
Have caregivers used Progressive Relaxation as a way to reduce their own stress? This technique has you listen to a soothing voice (with calming music) while you systematically clench and relax various muscle groups. I had found this technique useful several years ago, but I plan on returning to its use now that I am responsible for my wife’s care.
My mums limbs twitch and jump when she is dosing during the day.
My husband used to be able to fix or figure out most of our usual household problems/repairs, but now although he really isn't a person with severe dementia as yet, he just does not remember how to do this anymore. We can't afford to hire someone every time something comes up, so I am the one who tries to figure out/fix or call someone if I can't. Of course sometimes a friend's husband can help… read more
I know that ALZ can cause you to lose some words and understanding. But do you find that your loved ones start creating new words or phrases? Instead of a shower, Dad now takes a "shower-bath". And if we talk about shower, he doesn't understand. This is one of the easier ones to understand. It is making it hard to understand him. He knows what he is saying, but the rest of us don't. I think I may need to build a "Dad's Dictionary" as we figure these out.… read more
Why is it so hard to be patient? I know it's not their fault. I know it is the disease. But why is it so hard to answer the same question over and over again? Why is it so hard to to listen even when they aren't making sense? Why is it so hard to not expect more from them? It's been more than a year. Why am I not better at this?
I don't expect an answer. Just sharing what's running through my head before it comes out as tears. Love and hugs to all of you going… read more